Luna - Fiber Optic Switch

Product Overview:

  • High Port Count
  • Rapid Switching Time at 30 ms
  • Low Insertion Loss (< 1.5 dB)
  • Low Wavelength Dependent Loss (< 0.3 dB)
  • O, C and L band operation
  • USB 2.0 Interface


Luna’s Fiber Optic Switches (FOS) 008 and 036 are cost-effective 1xN optical switches with impressive performance and flexibility. With low insertion loss, low wavelength dependent loss and flexible port count, manufacturers can perform high-port count optical test and measurement including DWDM channel testing and multiplexed optical sensing with reduced time and cost. The FOS can be integrated with Luna’s other industry-leading test and measurement products to enable scalable integrated testing for the manufacturing floor. Luna’s FOS is the only switch certified and tested to be fully specification compatible with our award-winning line of fiber test products. Not all fiber switches are the same. Rely on our experience.


Multi-port DWDM Component Testing

Luna’s’ Fiber Optic Switches provide a cost-effective way to multiplex fiber optic testing requirements. An example where multiplexed testing can save both time and expense is in manufacturing test of modern, multichannel dense wavelength division multiplexed (DWDM) fiber components and systems. Typical components, found in a DWDM architecture, include both static and dynamically controlled multi-channel filters (AWGs, ROADMS, etc.). As bandwidth increases, so do the testing requirements for these backbone components. Typical testing requirements for DWDM components include Insertion Loss, Polarization Dependant Loss, Chromatic Dispersion, Group Delay Ripple and Polarization Mode Dispersion, which are all measured with high wavelength resolution (< 10pm) over the entire communications band (e.g. 1525 nm – 1565 nm). For multi-port components, this may lead to hours of testing for a single component.

Luna’s solution is simple: Integrate our Optical Vector Analyzer with the FOS 036 using our Software Developer Kit for easy introduction of multiport testing into any environment. Stable, configurable and fast, this combination enables testing a high-port count DWDM for all parameters in a matter of minutes.

Fast and Accurate Fiber SKEW Measurement

Skew measurements can now be made on multimode and/or singlemode fiber cables and ribbons using Luna’s user-friendly Software Developer Kit in conjunction with a Luna Optical Backscatter Reflectometer and the Luna Fiber Optic Switch. The skew measurement capability relies on the OBR’s ability to measure minute reflections (< -135 dB) out to 2 kilometers with zero dead zone and industry-leading sub-millimeter spatial resolution.

Skew is determined by making a single-ended time-of-flight measurement of each fiber in a cable strand and computing the path differential, which is then graphically displayed to the user. With the single click of a button, this can all be achieved in less than one minute. Additionally, with the same measurement, the user can apply OBR software tools to characterize the dispersion of each fiber in the cable strand, and reduce overall test time and the duplication of equipment.

More Product Information

Key Hardware Features
  • Front Panel LED for Adapter Status
  • Diagnostic Connector on Front Panel
  • Short Circuit protection on all Outputs
  • Field Upgradeable Firmware
  • Circular connectors use standard GET Engineering 80 pin high density ribbon cable interface
Key Maintenance Features
  • Extensive Built‑In‑Test Options
  • Loop‑back through Fiber‑optic Interface
  • Loop‑back through NTDS Interface
  • Tri‑State of NTDS Interface
  • Activity LEDs to aid troubleshooting of interface
  • Diagnostic messaging over fiber optic media

  • Securely connects the SL112 or SL162 to Moritex, Dolan-Jenner, and Fostec fiber optic light guides
  • Set screws are included

  • 16 way Optical GPS/GLONASS Antenna Distributor
  • Dual Redundant Power Supplies
  • Alarm Output
  • Run secure GNSS antenna feeds within buildings up to 2000m
  • The T‑Gauge® Control Unit (TCU) is the central component of the T‑Gauge® family of products and serves as the source of the optical and electrical signals necessary to generate and detect terahertz. The TCU also transforms analog data into a digital signal that can be analyzed using the onboard processor and interacts with the wide variety of THz accessories.
  • The TCU is a 19 inch (483 mm) rack, wall, or table mountable instrument, consisting of an ultrafast laser, high-speed optical delay, ranging optical delay, power supplies, and signal conditioning electronics, with connectors for convenient interfacing to various optical and electronic components. The high-speed delay included in the TCU can be chosen from a number of delay length and speed options. When utilized in conjunction with T-Gauge® accessories, the TCU enables the user to generate and detect pulsed terahertz energy for a wide variety of measurements.

Industry-leading combination of measurement speed, range, accuracy and resolution
  • 12 Hz acquisition rate
  • 8.5 meter measurement range
  • 0.0034% time-of-flight delay accuracy
  • 20 micron sampling resolution
Streamlined user interface and Software Development Kit (SDK) included
  • Optimize throughput with customized interface
Automatically locates reflective events and yields RL, IL and event location

The Saf-T-Chek Anomaly Detection System (ADS) is designed for use by domestic or international governments and businesses for security screening of personnel. The Saf-T-Chek ADS® is primarily for detection of anomalous items in the head-region concealed by religious headgear, wigs, hats, caps or scarves. It will allow a security officer to provide targeted screening of personnel with minimal equipment footprint, exceptional ease of use, and light enough to be portable.

The T-Ray® 5000 product family allows state of the art terahertz research to be performed quickly and easily. The modular construction and patented fiber-coupling of the T-Ray® 5000 allow experiments to be rearranged to perform a large number of experiments.

  • Verify quality of optical fiber cable assemblies, connectors and short-run networks
  • Troubleshoot and distinguish between macro-bends, splices, connectors and breaks
  • Locate insertion loss points – save hours of troubleshooting time
  • Verify return loss of multiple points in a fiber assembly or harness simultaneously
  • Verify and maintain aircraft and shipboard networks
  • Customize GUI for automated pass/fail verification of your fiber assembly using software development kit

  • “Zero Dead Zone” reflectometer
  • Measure 30 m with 10 μm sampling resolution
  • 80 dB dynamic range
  • Backscatter-level sensitivity (-130 dB)
  • High-speed scanning (1 m segments at up to 3 Hz)
  • Extended range provides 2 km range with no dead zone
  • Measure IL, RL, distributed loss, distance, polarization states, phase derivative and group delay
  • High resolution C and L band (OBR 4600) or O band (OBR 4613) capability

Luna Innovations

Luna Innovations mission is to help advance the continuing increase in data transmission rates for the public & private communications network with high speed optical receivers and test products, while also leveraging our unique fiber optic sensing technology to improve the structural testing of new composite elements and components in new aircraft and automobiles.

Luna Innovations Incorporated (NASDAQ: LUNA) was founded in 1990 and has been successful in taking innovative technologies from the applied research stage to product development and ultimately to the commercial market. In some cases, the successes led to the creation of independent businesses. We have created companies in our area of focus, sold some of them to industry leaders in their fields, raised private capital, formed joint ventures and entered into a number of licensing agreements.

Contact Details


301 1st Street, SW

Suite 200

Roanoke, VA 24011

Phone: 540-769-8400

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