Optical-fiber switches speed analytical measurement equipment

Piezosystem Jena has developed and manufactured a broad range of optical multiplexer/fiber switches for all standard fibers with diameters from 50 to 600 µm. The switches are designed to address the need for analyzing more more signals by one receiver in a less time. An input fiber is moved by a piezo-based electrical actuator to an output fiber so that a surface cross coupling is achieved with an excellent signal flow.

Jul 2nd, 2009

Piezosystem Jena has developed and manufactured a broad range of < optical multiplexer/fiber switches for all standard fibers with diameters from 50 to 600 µm. The switches are designed to address the need for analyzing more more signals by one receiver in a less time. An input fiber is moved by a piezo-based electrical actuator to an output fiber so that a surface cross coupling is achieved with an excellent signal flow. Typical insertion loss is less than 1 dB. Optical multiplexers in the FSM series offer short switching time; typically only 2 ms. Systems with cascading switching, which allows transferring the input signal between two or more output channels, are also available.
Piezosystem Jena
Jena, Germany
www.piezojena.com

Posted by C. Settino, www.laserfocusworld.com


___________________
PRESS RELEASE
optical fiber switches for analytical measurement equipment


In analytical metrology, the switching of optical signals has become increasingly more important. The data has to be transferred from sender to receiver with a higher amount of efficiency.

To increase the bandwidth of the data, more and more signals have to be analyzed by one receiver in a shorter period of time. Therefore, our optical Multiplexers from the series FSM are an excellent choice for the distribution and collection of these optical signals.

piezosystem jena has developed and manufactured a large variety of optical multiplexer/fiber switches for all standard fibers with diameters from 50µm up to 600µm.

The switching principal is quite simple and yet very effective. An input fiber is moved by a piezo based electrical actuator to an output fiber so that a surface cross coupling is achieved with an excellent signal flow. Typical insertion loss is lower the 1dB. The key advantage of the FSM series is the short switching time; typically only 2ms. Unwanted back reflection can be avoided with our special fiber end-face processing.

Systems with cascading switching are also available. This allows for transferring the input signal between two or more output channels. The flexibility of these systems gives piezosystem jena the ability to offer a cost effective solution which can be easily integrated into any existing application.


More in Fiber Optics