MEMS 1xN Singlemode Optical Switches


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MEMS On-Off Optical Switch

DiCon’s MEMS On-Off Optical Switch is based on a micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) chip. The MEMS chip consists of an electrically movable mirror on a silicon support. A voltage applied to the chip causes the mirror to rotate, which changes the coupling of light between the input and output fibers of the MEMS On-Off Optical Switch.

Optical Specifications 1, 2

Electrical Specifications

Housing Dimensions

Cylindrical Package
14-pin DIP Package


  • Small On-Off Optical Switch package
  • Ultra low current consumption
  • Available in opaque or transparent versions
  • Qualified to GR-1221
  • Available in both cylindrical and 14-Pin DIP package


MEMS On-Off Optical Switches are used for distributed power equalization within OADMs, MUX/DMUXes, Band Equalizers, Channel Equalizers, Optical Cross-Connects, Line Cards and Transponders. MEMS On-Off Optical Switches can also be used for gain tilt and input power adjustment in erbium-doped fiber amplifiers.

Ordering Information

SCD 0046 Rev D