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August 17, 2005

AC Photonics Introduces New PM and non-PM Switches

Responding to market demand, AC Photonics has developed a series of specialty switches to serve telecom, fiber sensing and the aerospace industries. For Polarizing-Maintaining fiber segment, AC Photonics has developed two switches, PM 1x2 and PM 1x4 switches. For the emerging FTTX market, where cost is most important, AC has developed dual 1x2 and dual 2x2 switches so that FTTX deployment cost can be minimized. In addition, AC Photonics has introduced a low cost 1x8 single mode fiber switch.

The two PM Switches have high extinction ratio of 20dB (typical), low insertion loss and high channel isolation. Additionally, it is reliable and has an estimated 10 million cycles reliability. These switches are to be used in optical signal routing, network test systems and instrumentations.

As requested from the FTTX community, the newly developed dual 1x2 and dual 2x2 switches are designed with the lowest cost and size in mind. Instead of using two 1x2 or 2x2 switches, dual versions can save the cost as well as space for FTTX applications. Standard dual switches are multimode. However, single mode version is also available.

Lastly, AC Photonics also introduces conventional 1x8 SMF switch. With AC’s experience in low cost off-shore manufacturing in producing 1x2 and 2x2 switches, the introduction of a 1x8 switch will allow higher customer integration in their switch architecture.

For more detailed information, please go to http://www.acphotonics.com and review the individual devices specifications.






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