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.
Fiberoptical SM switches
Fiber optical single mode (SM) switches are primarily used in the telecommunications field and network technology as well as to connect several light sources with one detector or one source with several detectors.
The array of products at LASER COMPONENTS ranges from channel type 1x1, which is a simple on/off switch, to n x m matrix switches, making it possible to achieve configurations such as, for example, 1x8, 2x2, 2x4, or 26x16.
The insertion loss of SM switches typically lies between 0.4 dB and 7.8 dB, depending on the type of fiber and the switch configuration. These switches can be delivered with any of the standard connector systems.