Alternative Controller for a Fiber-Optic Switch

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-11724
Published October 01, 2007 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
  • English

The figure is a simplified diagram of a relatively inexpensive controller for a DiCon VX (or equivalent) fiber-optic switch — an electromechanically actuated switch for optically connecting one or two input optical fibers to any of a number of output optical fibers. DiCon VX fiber-optic switches are used primarily in research and development in the telecommunication industry. This controller can control any such switch having up to 32 output channels.