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Planar lightwave circuit (PLC) splitters are passive optical components that divide a fiber optic signal into multiple output fibers. They utilize an integrated optical chip design for reliable, precise splitting suitable for high-density applications. Proper integration of PLC splitters enables optimized optical budgets and flexibility.
Inside the PLC splitter module, a waveguide circuit on a silicon chip divides the input signal onto multiple output waveguides with precise optical splitting ratios. Split ratios from 1x2 up to 1x128 are possible. PLC splitters provide very low insertion loss and excellent stability over temperature variations.
Choosing the right PLC splitter requires matching the split ratio to the system optical budget. Splitter isolation and uniformity must also be considered for performance. Correct installation and handling is important to prevent chip damage or contamination. PLC splitters can be integrated into rack-mount modules, smaller enclosures, or devices. Reliable splitting in a compact footprint makes PLC splitters ideal for passive optical networks, fiber demarcation, and FTTx applications.