CrystaLatch Optical Switch Family

CrystaLatch Optical Switch Driver

CrystaLatch Optical Switch Driver

The SW-DR-1 optical switch evaluation kit is comprised of a driver board, a switching mounting board, software, a power supply, and a computer interface cable. It is designed to drive and control Agiltron CrystaLatchTM (CL) series and LightBendTM (LB) series optical switches up to 15 switching points. The evaluation board integrates both standard USB and TTL interfaces, allowing the user to easily create flexible and customized control logic configurations. It features real time control and supports all port configurations of Agiltron CL and LB series  switches. A user-friendly WindowsTM application program is included for multi- purpose switch testing and demonstration.

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CrystaLatch Series Bidirectional Switches

CrystaLatch Series Bidirectional Switches

The CL Series bi-directional solid-state fibre optic switches connect optical channels by redirecting an incoming optical signal into a selected output fibre. This is achieved using patented non-mechanical configurations and activated via an electrical control signal. Latching operation preserves the selected optical path after the drive signal has been removed. These switches are true bidirectional allowing light propagating in both directions simultaneously, a critical feature for sensing applications. Agiltron non-mechanical CL fibre optic switches feature low insertion loss, fast response time, high extinction ratio, and extremely high reliability and repeatability. They are designed to meet the most demanding switching requirements of continuous operation without wear-out, longevity without fail, and live operation under vibration/shock. Electronic drivers are available for this series of switches.

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CrystaLatch Series PM Switches

CrystaLatch Series PM Switches

The CL Series fibre optic switches connect optical channels by redirecting an incoming optical signal into a selected output fibre. This is achieved using patented non-mechanical configurations and activated via an electrical control signal. Latching operation preserves the selected optical path after the drive signal has been removed. The all solid sate CrystaLatch fibre optic PM switches feature low insertion loss, high extinction ratio, high channel isolation, and extremely high reliability and repeatability. They are designed to meet the most demanding switching requirements of continuous operation without failure, longevity, operation under shock/vibration environment and large temperature variations and fast response time. The switches also have built-in circulator and isolator functions. Electronic drivers are available for this series of switches.

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CrystaLatch Standard Series Switches

CrystaLatch Standard Series Switches

The CrystaLatch™ Solid-State Fiber Optic Switch family features fast response and ultra-high reliability exceeding 100 billion cycles. These switches are designed to meet the most demanding optical switching applications. They are the preferred choice for aerospace and undersea applications with an established customer base. The patented CrystaLatch™ switch has no moving parts, activated by an electrical pulse inside an inorganic magneto-optic crystal to facilitate solid-state binary switching that is intrinsically stable against temperature fluctuation, vibration, and fatigue. In addition, the switch has unique fail-safe latching capability, thereby maintaining its position when power is removed, and is conveniently controllable by a direct low voltage signal or digitally with an integrated electronic driver featuring both TTL and RS232 interface. The magneto-optical devices have build-in isolator as well as circulator function, yet, they can also be made true bidirectional. We also offer high optical power version with standard 5W CW power handling. We currently offer a large selections of configurations in 1×1, 1×2, 2×2, 1×4, 1×5, 1×6, 1×8, 1×16, and non-blocking 4×4, 8×8 and multicasting 16×24 for both polarisation independent and polarisation maintain versions. An evaluation/development kit, including a PC driver and Windows based graphical interface, is also available for these products.

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