Optical Switch

Optical Switch

Optical Switch module.

Key Features

– Wide operating wavelength range

– Low insertion loss

– Low polarization dependence loss

– Fast Switch speed

– Excellent repeatability

– Easy to integrate

The AP3344 optical switch modules are designed for multiplatform integration. The four standard modules provide 1×2, 1×4, 1×8, and 2×2 switches with low insertion loss and excellent repeatability. Other models can also be customized according to the user’s request. AP3344 provides very low crosstalk between channels. Thanks their fast switching time (max 10 ms) and broad wavelength range (1290~1330 nm and 1525~1610 nm), these bidirectional switches are ideal companions to our extensive line of DWDM and CWDM Laser Diode Sources. The modules are supplied in a compact package incorporating all required drive and control electronics.

The display menu of the AP3344 switches allows an overview of any other AP1000 modules. The operational parameters are easily accessed using mnemonic symbols, and simple prompts provide user-friendly operations.

Optical Switch Software.

The intuitive interface of the optical switch enables you to easily pass from a Switch position to an other one. For that, the user just have to press on the button corresponding to the needed position and it’s done.

Optical Switch Software


AP3344A Switches






1290~1330 nm and 1525~1610 nm

Insertion loss (max)

0.8 dB

0.9 dB

1.0 dB

1.5 dB

Return loss (min)

45 dB

Polarization Dependent loss (max)

0.07 dB

0.1 dB

Crosstalk (min)

60 dB

Repeatability (max)

+/- 0.02 dB

+/- 0.05 dB

WDL (max)

0.2 dB

Switch time (max)

4 ms

10 ms

Durability (min)

10^7 times

Operating temperature

-10 to +40°C



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