PLC Splitters

What Is a Fibre Optic Splitter? 

A fibre optic splitter, also known as a beam splitter, is a passive optical device. It can split an incident light beam into two or more beams. These beams can have the same optical power as the original beam, based on the configuration of the splitter. Through construction, the outputs of an optical splitter can have different degrees of throughput, which is beneficial when you are designing fibre optic networks, whether this is for a loss budget in a passive optical network (PON) application or for network monitoring. 

PLC Splitter 

PLC splitters (planar light wave circuit) are used to evenly divide one or two optical signals into multiple optical signals. They are passive optical devices that are widely used in Passive Optical Networks (PON).  

PLC splitters are used in the design of FTTH and FTTx Networks such as BPON, GPON, EPON, and xG EPON.

Telecommunications companies rely on Passive Optical Networks (PON) and PLC splitters to provide fibre optic links to an increasing number of users, as demand for higher bandwidth continues to grow. PLC splitters allow a single PON interface to be utilised by multiple users, maximising a fibre network's user capacity in increasing ROI. 

PLC splitters have high-quality performance, such as low insertion loss, low PDL, high return loss, etc. PLC splitters offer a great solution for large applications. Waveguides are fabricated using lithography onto a silica glass substrate, which allows for routing specific percentages of light. As a result, PLC splitters offer accurate and even splits with minimal loss in an efficient package. 

Speak to one of our fibre specialists to discuss your PLC splitter requirements. Email or contact us on 01234 848030.