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Advanced Engineering 2020

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

04/11/2020 - 05/11/2020

The UK's largest annual advanced manufacturing trade show, Advanced Engineering is your opportunity to (more)

Drives & Controls Exhibition

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

25/01/2021 - 27/01/2021

The show brings together key suppliers of state-of-the-art equipment representing the multi-tasking culture (more)

High quality fibre optical switches

High quality fibre optical switches

Laser Components has recently been seeing a growing demand for its fibre optical switches. These can be manufactured with nearly any type of fibre (fibre diameter 2.3µm – 800µm), both single- and multi-mode (PM or non-PM) in the wavelength range of 200nm – 2400nm. Standard switches can be produced with number of channels, i.e. 1 x N, M x (1 x N), where M, N: 1 … >100.

The switching technology is one of the most robust available and based on micro mechanical/micro optical concept. This allows for switching speeds as fast as < 5ms, maximum long-term stability and switching cycles in region of >108. Some of the main benefits of this technology are that the switch itself adds minimal insertion loss (typical IL < 0.7dB), works well with high power laser systems and keeps the cross talk between channels to minimum throughout the device lifetime (< -60dB).

Housing options can be customised, and the standard range is typically made in a compact tabletop housing, 19’’ rack or a small footprint housing for OEMs applications.  Each switch can consist of either pigtail or adapter design and the control interface can be chosen from: RS232, USB, I2C, TTL, Ethernet and manual.


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