Looking for a bidirectional toslink shutter switch...

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Externet, Jan 21, 2016.

  1. Externet

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    Hi all.
    Need suggestions on how to implement or find a 'toslink' shutter switch, or optical fiber switch.

    Application is a simple switch, if possible on single fiber. (Easy if two fibers)
    Light sent to a handheld pushbutton that puts a mirror on the fiber end and reflects the light back on the same fiber.

    And if there is a kind of 'toslink' optical jack that will emit light out and sense light bounced back in. (full duplex)

    Jack with LED and photodiode===========================================mirror
     
  2. sailorjoe

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  3. Externet

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    Thanks. I saw only transmitters, and the 'shutter' they refer to, is a plain tiny door that closes the jack entry when vacant to avoid dust in.

    Let me try other words...
    How would you make a handheld pushbutton switch without galvanic connection, (no electricity at the switch) ?
     
  4. Techno Tronix

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