Magneto-optical Switch with Its Own Port for a Reflected Signal
The optical switch switches light signals between optical fibers. Agiltron introduces the CyrstaLatch (CL) series of fiber optic switches designed for sensor and LiDAR applications. The CL 1x6 switch assigns the incoming signal to one of the six available output ports and simultaneously detects the reflected signal via a dedicated sensor port.
Optical signal losses are minimized by the magneto-optical solution. The circuitry is carried out via a patented configuration without mechanical components: The integrated circulator is activated via an electrical control signal. Due to the latching function (flip flop), the selected optical output remains active even after the driver signal is switched off.
In addition, the CL switches have a low insertion loss, are designed for permanent, fail-safe live operation under strong vibrations, and work perfectly even at temperatures of -40°C.
|Contact Person:||Dr. Andreas Hornsteiner|
|Company:||LASER COMPONENTS GmbH|
|ZIP / City:||82140 Olching|
|Phone:||+49 (0) 8142 2864-82|
|Fax:||+49 (0) 8142 2864-11|