LightBend™ 2x2 Bypass MM Optical Switch

  • Low Optical Distortions
  • 8 Ports Integration
  • High Isolation
  • High Reliability
  • Fail-Safe Latching
  • Epoxy-Free Optical Path
  • Low Cost



The LB 1×1, 1×2, 2×2 Bypass Multimode Fiberoptic switch is a highly integrated single device. Based on an Photonwares’s pending patent, the switch is designed especially for protection and restoration applications. The switch is activated by a 5V pulse between two states and latching operation preserves the selected optical path after the drive signal has been removed. The switch has integrated electrical contact based position sensors. The proprietary simple design significantly reduces moving part position sensitivity, offering unprecedented high stability as well as unmatched low cost. Electronic driver is available for this series of switches. The switch is bidirectional.

We offer tight-bend-fiber version, which reduces the minimum bending radius from normal 15 mm to 7 mm. This feature enables smaller overall foot print.


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LB 2x2 Bypass MM Fiber Optical Switch Min Typical Max Unit
Operating Wavelength                                          780, 850, 980, 1060, 1260~1360, 1510~1610 nm
Insertion Loss [1] 0.9 1.3 dB
 Extinction Dependent Loss [1]                        18 dB
TDL  0.15 0.4 dB
PDL 0.1 dB
Return Loss[1],[2]                        55 dB
Cross Talk[1]                        50 dB
Switching Time 3  10 ms
Repeatability ±0.05 dB
Durability                                            107 Cycle
Operating Voltage                         4.5 5 6 VDC
Operating Current (Latching/Non-Latching) 30 60 mA
 Voltage Pulse Width (Latching)  20 dB
Switching Type Latching or Non-Latching
Operating Temperature              -5                                                                                                             +70 oC
             -40                                                                                                           +85
Optical Power Handling 300  500* mW
Storage Temperature -40 85 oC
 Fiber Type Panda 400, Panda 250 mm
Notes:   [1]. Exclude connectors.   [2]. SW: Single window.   [3]. DW: Dual window. * Continuous operation, for pulse operation call.