1xN Broad Wavelength Fiber Optical Switch – Fiber-Fiber™

All Fiber Types, All Wavelengths, Bidirectional, High-Power
  • Ultra-Broad Band
  • Low Insertion Loss
  • All Fiber Types
  • High Repeatability
  • High Reliability
  • USB, RS232 Interface/GUI

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The Fiber-Fiber™ series 1xN Broad Wavelength Fiber Optical Switch connects optical channels using a patent-pending v-grove technology activated via an electrical control signal. This series switch features the best-in-class attributes of competitive cost, ultra-low insertion loss of only 0.3dB, good uniformity among all the ports, excellent repeatability, and large port count up to 350. Furthermore, the unique design has no optical coating, offering broad spectral band operation from 200 to 2000 nm with high power handling. It accommodates all types of fibers including single mode and multimode with fiber core size from 50 to 1000 µm. MWIR and LWIR versions are also available.

It is a preferred solution for channel monitoring, testing, sensing, and spectroscopic applications. With the duplex version, the switches are capable of canceling out the environment induced variations on each precision measurement. We have verified the switch high reliability with continuous operation for several years. The switch is controlled by RS232 or USB computer interface with a graphic Software. Internet and Labview control version is also available. Rack-mountable turn-key modules are a favorable option.


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SelfAlign 1xN Switch Min Typical Max Unit
Operation Wavelength  UV-VIS 200 2000 nm
MWIR 1000 5000
LWIR 7000 12000
Insertion Loss [1] 0.3 0.5 1.5 dB
Wavelength Dependence Loss 0.15 0.2 dB
Polarization Dependent Loss 0.05 0.1 dB
Cross Talk 50 60 dB
Return Loss APC 50 dB
UPC 40
Switch Time  200 ms
Switch type Latching
Durability   107 cycle
Optical Power Handling 300 500 [2] mW
Operating Temperature -5 65 oC
Storage Temperature -40 85 oC
Fiber Type Single Mode      Corning SMF-28 or equivalent
Multimode        50                            1000 µm
Package Dimension 192L x 102W x 60H mm

[1]. Measured without connectors.

[2]. High power version is available.