What is a mechanical optical switch?

What is a mechanical optical switch?

Opto-mechanical optical switches (single-mode or multi-mode fiber optic switches) are passive components that selectively transmit an optical signal from a given input port to a given output port in a fiber optic transmission line.

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Mechanical Optical Switch | Mobile Optical Optical Switch

The mobile fiber optical switch has the advantages of simple structure, good repeatability and low insertion loss. In the input or output port of a mobile fiber, one segment of the fiber is fixed, while the other end of the fiber is active. By moving the active fiber to couple with different ports in the fixed fiber, the optical path switching is realized.

Mechanical Optical Switch | Moving Prism Optical Switch

The input and output fibers are connected with collimating optical elements such as self-focusing lens, plano-convex rod lens, ball lens, etc., and are fixed, and the optical path of the input and output ports is changed by moving the prism.

Mechanical Optical Switch | Moving Lens Optical Switch

The optical fiber is fixed at the input and output ports, and the connection between the input and output optical paths is realized by the precise collimation of the microlens. After the lens becomes parallel light, if the lens is moved, the second lens will focus the parallel light of the lens to the corresponding output fiber

Types of mechanical optical switches

Mechanical optical switches rely on the movement of optical fibers or optical components to change the optical path. There are two types of new mechanical optical switches: micro-optical electromechanical system optical switches and metal film optical switches.

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Mechanical Optical Switches , Opto-Mechanical Optical Switches redirect optical signals by mechanically moving an optical fiber or bulk optical element. It performs various operations, allowing a signal to switch from one state to another. This type of fiber optic switch is usually driven by a stepper motor.

More about 1xN Mechanical Fiber Optic Switches... A fiber optic switch represents the most dynamic single element in an optical network and traditionally exchanges data between different ports of the network.

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