Mechanical Optical Switch for Single Mode Fiber

Masanobu SHIMIZU  Koji YOSHIDA  Toshihiko OHTA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E76-B   No.4   pp.370-374
Publication Date: 1993/04/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Optical Fiber Cables and Related Technologies)
mechanical switch,  SMF,  plastic ferrule transfer mold,  optical communication,  

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The 22 mechanical optical switch for single mode fiber (SMF) is reported. By using the precision grinding and molding techniques all-plastic multiple-fiber connector, 22 pin-referenced indirect slide switch is developed. The characteristics and the reliability test's results of this optical switch are also reported. Evaluations confirm that the switch has low insertion loss, high-speed switching, stable switching operations and reliability in practical applications.