CrystaLatch™ N x M(≤4) Optical Switch Module

The CrystaLatchTM (CL) type 4×4 fiber optic switch connects optical channels by redirecting any incoming optical signal into any selected output fiber. This is achieved using patented non-mechanical configurations and activated via an electrical control signal. It is a truly non-blocking switching matrix. Latching operation preserves the selected optical path after the drive signal has been removed. The all solid state CL 4×4 fiber optic switch features low insertion loss, high extinction ratio, high channel isolation, and extremely high reliability and repeatability.

It is designed to meet the most demanding switching requirements of continuous operation without failure, longevity, operation under shock /vibration environment and large temperature variations, and fast response time.

CrystaLatch™ N x M(≤4) Optical Switch Module

The CrystaLatchTM (CL) type 4x4 fiber optic switch connects optical channels by redirecting any incoming optical signal into any selected output fiber. This is achieved using patented non-mechanical configurations and activated via an electrical control signal. It is a truly non-blocking switching matrix. Latching operation preserves the selected optical path after the drive signal has been removed. The all solid state CL 4x4 fiber optic switch features low insertion loss, high extinction ratio, high channel isolation, and extremely high reliability and repeatability. It is designed to meet the most demanding switching requirements of continuous operation without failure, longevity, operation under shock /vibration environment and large temperature variations, and fast response time.

 

Parameters Min Typical Max Unit
Operation Wavelength[1] 1520 1550 1580 nm
1295 1310 1325
Insertion Loss[2] 1.5 2.8 dB
Cross Talk 30 dB
Switch Speed (Rise,Fall) 50 200 us
Repetition Rate 2K Hz
Durability 1011 Cycles
Polarization Dependent Loss 0.1 0.3 dB
Polarization Mode Dispersion 0.2 ps
Return Loss 50 dB
Operating Temperature[3] 0 70 °C
Optical Power Handling 300 500 mW
Storage Temperature -40 85 °C
Switch Type Solid State Latching
Fiber Type Corning SMF-28

Notes:

    [1] Agiltron can achieve same SPEC at L band
    [2] Excluding connectors
    [3] -40°C version is also available

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