Cassette-Type Non-blocking 100100 Optomechanical Matrix Switch

Toshiaki KATAGIRI  Masao TACHIKURA  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E75-B   No.12   pp.1373-1375
Publication Date: 1992/12/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Optical Communication
Keyword: 
optical communication,  switch,  ferrule,  connector,  non-blocking,  

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Summary: 
A non-blocking optomechanical matrix switch has been developed that is assembled using cassettes as units. Switching can be accomplished between two ferrule-terminated-fiber groups by automatic disconnection and reconnection. The fabricated 100100, 3.1-mm-ferrule-pitch, 710W490D500H (mm) switch exhibits a mean insertion loss of 0.78dB in the 1.31-µm wavelength.