Active fiber-optical components are available for multi-mode and single-mode fibers. SM switches are used in telecommunication applications and network technology; MM switches are used in highly precise measurement systems and sensor applications.
Can also be used in optical measurement systems.
Fiber optical polarization-maintaining (PM) switches are mostly used in the telecommunications field, network technology, and sensor and measurement technology. LASER COMPONENTS offers PM switches for all standard PM fibers.
These switches are available in different configurations – from 1x1 (on/off switches) to n x m (matrix switches) – making it possible to achieve configurations such as, for example, 1x8, 2x2, or 2x4.
The insertion loss of PM switches typically lies between 0.4 dB and 1.2 dB, primarily depending on the type of fiber and the switch configuration. These switches can be delivered with any of the standard connector systems.