Santec intros OSX-100 ultra-low loss polarization-maintaining optical switch

June 22, 2023
The company says the switch should find favor for lab and R&D requirements, automated device testing, and high-volume production testing.

Santec Corp. says it now offers the OSX-100 polarization-maintaining optical switch. The company says the switch should find favor for lab and R&D requirements, automated device testing, and high-volume production testing.

The OSX-100 covers a wavelength range of 1250 to 1670 nm and is built with Panda PM fiber. It provides ± 0.005-dB repeatability, PER > 23 dB, and insertion loss < 1.0 dB. Standard configurations use SC or FC bulkheads up to 24 channels. Higher channel counts, customized fiber types, and wavelength ranges are possible upon request.

Santec says the OSX-100 is easy to incorporate into any test setup with SCPI commands via USB or Ethernet. An optional front panel touchscreen is also available for local control.

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