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. These can be built with standard singlemode fibers such as SMF-28, but also with specialty singlemode fibers for use at other wavelengths, such as HI1060, 780HP, 630HP, etc.
Lifetime > 1 Billion Switch Cycles
Proven MEMS Technology
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.
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.
For applications requiring coordinated control of multiple optical switches or other optical components, DiCon Fiberoptics offers Optical Rackmount Systems, such as the flexible GP600 and modular GP750.
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.