Publication IEICE TRANSACTIONS (1976-1990)Vol.E70No.7pp.623-624 Publication Date: 1987/07/25 Online ISSN: DOI: Print ISSN: 0000-0000 Type of Manuscript: LETTER Category: Optical and Quantum Electronics Keyword:
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Summary: Single-mode 1 N switch for 10-fiber ribbon has been developed. The switch has a movable 10-fiber connector plug and linear arrangement of 10-fiber plugs to be mated. The plugs are precisely aligned by inserting alignment pins. The tested 1 50 switch exhibits an average insertion loss of 0.5 dB for single-mode potical fibers with 10µm core. The minimum and the maximum switching times are 17 msec for port 1 to 2 and 80 msec for port 1 to 50, respectively. Insertion loss change after over 1000 times switching is less than 0.1 dB.