Fiber Switches -
The easy way to upgrade your system

Designed for Optical Fiber Switching from 1 Input up to 9 Outputs

Switch-up Your Fiber

Piezoelectric driven switches are especially designed for fast switching – measured in milliseconds – low loss and high repeatability. Piezo actuators enable the optical switch to couple optical fibers with an accuracy of a few microns.  The high accuracy of positioning of the piezo-electric actuators guarantees a light transmission of >80%.

Standard switch configurations range from 1-input to 2-outputs, up to 1-input to 9-outputs. Fiber switches can also be used the other way around,from 2-inputs to 1-output, up to 9-inputs to 1-output. Standard fiber diameters range from 50 to 600 micrometers. A variety of connectors are available.

piezosystem jena fiber switches use fiber surface coupling. The major advantage of this design is that it is not necessary to depend on optical components in the switcher. Fiber switches with optical components, like lenses or prisms, will always result in a wavelength-dependent limitation.

The small size of the fiber switch and the easy control make these fiber optic switches ideally suited for use as components of spectrometers or other metrology devices. Switch systems with many more output channels can be achieved by cascading multiple fiber switches.

Humidity Resistant Fiber Switches

Fiber switches are now also available in special humidity resistant models. By applying a silicon coating to internal components, these unique fiber switches are shielded from high levels of moisture in the air. This greatly increases their ability to withstand relative humidity up to 98% before failure. These special humidity resistant fiber switches are ideal for humid industrial environments, and applications involving operation in non-climate-controlled spaces. This functionality is available in all fiber switch configurations, will not increase lead time, and adds minimal cost.

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Fiber switches: Technical and Product Overview Brochure


Typical applications for fiber switches includes biological research and component and product quality control.

Switches are often used in optical measurements, spectroscopy, environmental trace analytics and process analytics.

Humidity resistant models are ideal for industrial applications where moisture levels are high.

Switch Characteristics:

  • Shortest ms-switching times
  • Minimal losses
  • Long-term stability
  • Lifetime switching cycles >10⁹
  • Humidity Resistant Models
  • Wavelength independent switching
  • UV-IR: <230 nm – 2600 nm
  • Fiber Ø: 50 µm – 600 µm
  • Low power consumption
  • Customized connector types & interfaces

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