SwitchBlade – Modular Optical Switch

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Automate your testing procedure and save time with the SwitchBlade modular optical switch.

Coherent Solution’s MTP1000 & Optical SwitchBlade is your efficient solution for test procedure automation. MEMS based optical switch ensures repeatable and low-loss switching to various test set-ups. Taking advantage of MTP1000 mainframe’s flexible connectivity and high channel density form-factor, the SwitchBlade easily becomes an integral part of your test setup.


  • 1 x 2 or 1 x 4 port configuration
  • Proven MEMS durability and reliability
  • Repeatability < 0.02 dB
  • Low insertion loss providing higher performance
  • Supports wavelength 850 nm, 980 nm or 1310 nm
  • Compatible with the LaserBlade, VOABlade, PowerBlade & PolBlade
  • Remote PC control (Ethernet or USB)
  • Intuitive, easy to use software
  • 19-inch rack mountable


The Optical SwitchBlade is designed to be used in continuous production environments, so that your testing can run reliably even when you are not around, 24/7. It is built to the highest standards using components with high Mean-Time-Between-Failure (MTBF) specifications to minimize any potential downtime in your production.

Ultimate scalability and versatility built-in

With the modular architecture, you can set up a testing platform with just the right number of optical switches to suit your current requirement while future proofing yourself with the potential to add more.

Each Optical SwitchBlade holds 1 x 2 or 1 x 4 port configuration, the MTP unit has capacity for 9 blades, enabling you with up to 36 optical switches per unit and up to 1024 units per configuration.

Product warranty

This product comes with a 3 year warranty.

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For more information, please download the SwitchBlade Spec Sheet which includes full technical specifications.

SwitchBlade Spec Sheet

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