A New Type of Optical Switch with a plastic-Molded Ferrule

Shinji NAGASAWA  Hiroshi FURUKAWA  Toshiaki SATAKE  Norio KASHIMA  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS (1976-1990)   Vol.E70   No.8   pp.696-698
Publication Date: 1987/08/25
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Print ISSN: 0000-0000
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Communication Cable and Wave Guides
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Summary: 
This letter proposes a novel type of 12 optical switch with a plastic-molded ferrule wherein an alignment mechanism is formed. Discussing the errors in ferrule fabrication, the insertion loss of the switch has been evaluated. The constructed switch for multimode fibers has shown an insertion loss of 0.7 dB and a switching time of 4 msec.