Agiltron Optical Switch Buyers Guide

SelfAlign

LightBend

MEMs

CrystaLatch

NanoSpeed

System

step motor

Micro-
mechanical

Si micro-
mechanical

Magneto-
optical

Electro-
optical

Switching time

<10s

<100ms

<10ms

<250us

<300ns

Latching

Yes or No

Yes or No

Yes or No

Yes

No

Bi-directional

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes or no

Yes

Version

Straight or reflective

Operating temp.

-5~65°C

-5~70°C

-5~70°C

-5~70°C

-5~70°C

Driver

In-built

External

In-built or external

External

External

Polarisation

PI

PI or PM

PI or PM

PI or PM

PI or PM

Formats

1xN (N<129); NxM (N,M <49)

1x1,2,4,8; 2x2 full; 2x2 bypass; 4x4

1x2,4,8; 2x2; 4x4

1x1,2,4,8; 2x2; 4x4; 8x8; 16x10; 16x16;

1x1,2,4,8; 2x2

Mode

SM or MM

SM or MM

SM or MM

SM

SM

Wavelength

300~2300nm

850, 1260~1620nm

1260~1620nm

1310, 1550 or 1625nm

780,850, 1060, 1310,1550 or 2000nm

Band(s)

Single, dual or broad

Single or dual

Single, dual or broad

Single

Single

Durability

107

107

109

1011

109

Fibre core

3~400mm

Bandwidth

±25nm

Optical power

≤150mW

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