MEMS Singlemode 1xN Optical Switches


Index - Optical Switches

DiCon Fiberoptics' MEMS Singlemode 1xN Optical Switches allow the automated and repeatable connection of one common fiber to N number of output or input fibers. These all-optical switches are bi-directional and can be used in either the 1xN or Nx1 direction. DiCon's fiber optic switches can be built with a variety of fiber types such as SMF-28, SM1950, HI1060, PM980, PM850, 780, PM780, 630, PM630 and 460 for use in numerous applications.

MEMS 1xN Single-mode 1xN Optical Switches

Advantages of DiCon's MEMS 1xN Optical Switches

  • Lifetime > 1 Billion Switch Cycles
  • Proven MEMS Technology
  • Qualified to GR-1221
  • Large 1xN Port Counts

MEMS Singlemode 1xN Optical Switch – Component

DiCon Fiberoptics offers a range of compact MEMS 1xN optical switch components, primarily for OEM integration. The Cylindrical package has direct analog voltage control of the MEMS mirror, and should be mounted onto a PCB with an appropriate control circuit. The External PCB version consists of the cylindrical component mounted onto a small PCB, which provides digital control via I2C or TTL. The Size 1 component is functionally similar to the External PCB, but built as a rectangular housing.

MEMS 1xN Single-mode 1xN Optical Switches

MEMS Singlemode 1xN Optical Switch – Modules

DiCon Fiberoptics offers optical switch modules that are compact, easy to mount, and available in any 1xN size from 1x2 up to 1x128, or as an array of multiple 1xN fiber optic switches. The fiber pigtails are available with loose tube jacket for easier handling, and control is via RS-232, TTL or I2C. For RS-232 controlled modules, DiCon offers an optional cable kit.

MEMS 1xN Single-mode 1xN Optical Switches

MEMS Singlemode 1xN Optical Switch – Rackmount

For fiber monitoring or test & measurement applications, DiCon Fiberoptics offers 1xN optical switches in any 1xN size up to 1x128 in a simple rackmount housing with Ethernet or RS-232 control. An array option is also available for control of multiple, smaller 1xN fiber optic switches.

Rackmount MEMS optical attenuator

GP750 Programmable Platform

For test & measurement applications requiring coordinated control of multiple optical switches or other optical components, DiCon Fiberoptics offers the GP750 rackmount system. This is a multi-purpose, modular, easy-to-use system able to automate DiCon’s optical switches, optical attenuators, and tunable optical filters.

GP750 Programmable Optical Platform System

Custom Optical Switch Solutions

DiCon Fiberoptics has extensive expertise in creating customized optical switches, using customer specified fiber, non-standard wavelengths, etc. and can offer modifications to existing products, create truly custom solutions, or integrate multiple optical switch components together to create an application specific solution.

Please contact DiCon Fiberoptics to discuss further.