New PLC Splitter Type Launched in Fiberstore

Planar Lightwave Circuit Splitter, usually called PLC Splitter for short, is developed based on unique silica glass wave guide process with reliable precision aligned fiber pigtail in a miniature package and provide a low cost light distribution solution with small form factor and high reliability.

As an indispensable component of Passive Optical Network (PON) systems, PLC splitter is always used to distribute or combine optical signals. Because of the widely use of FTTx (Fiber to the x, which is defined as a collective term for various optical fiber delivery topologies that are categorized according to where the fiber terminates), the splitter technology is valued with its wider operating wavelength (PLC splitter can work on 1260-1650nm wavelength, while FBT can usually work on three different operating wavelengths). In addition, its high quality perfomance, such as the low insertion loss, low Polarization Dependent Loss (PDL), meeting the transmission requirements of different wavelength, spectral uniformity, the average signal assigned to the user, compact structure, small volume, low cost of more points etc., is remarkable and expected as an important component in many network solutions. PLC Splitter in the network see Figure 1.
splitter in the network

Figure 1. PLC Splitter in the network

Why do we need different types of PLC Splitters?
PLC Splitter is installed in every optical network between the PON Optical Line Terminal (OLT) and the Optical Network Terminals (ONTs) that the OLT serves. The simple optical splitter is used in networks to implement BPON, GPON, EPON, 10G EPON, and 10G GPON technology. PLC splitter is based on planar Light wave circuit technology and precision aligning process so that it can divide a single/dual optical input(s) into multiple optical outputs uniformly and is denoted 1xN or 2xN. That is why there are types of PLC splitter designed in 1xN and 2xN, such as 1×4, 1×8, 1×16, 1×32, etc. which we often see in common.

In addition, depending on subscriber conditions or cable length, and even the connectors, different package are produced by the manufacturers so that they can follow clients’ different requirements. The packages we usually see are those such as Bare PLC Splitter, Blockless PLC Splitter, Fanout PLC Splitte, ABS & LGX PLC Splitter and the Rack Chassis PLC Splitter.

Fiberstore’s Newest Type of PLC Splitter-The Mini Plug-in Type
In the beginning of September, Fiberstore has launched a new type of PLC splitter in the ABS & LGX PLC Splitter category. This new product is a LGX PLC Splitter which is designed in mini plug-in type(Figure 2.). The PLC splitter in mini plug-in type is specialized for plug and play(PNP) splitter application. With a lot of advantages, it plays a excellent performance in the PNP network system.It features high reliability, reduce installation time,small size, wide operating wavelength range and good channel-to-channel uniformity and provide a cost effective and space saving product suitable to the ever changing networking requirements, and now is widely used in PON networks to realize optical signal power splitting.
plc splitter in mini plug-in type

Figure 2. PLC Splitter in Mini Plug-in Type

Product Features:

  • Low insertion loss
  • Low Polarization Dependent Loss
  • Compact design Good channel-to-channel uniformity
  • Wide Operating Wavelength: 1260~1650nm
  • High Reliability and Stability
  • Telcordia GR-1209-CORE-2001 Compliant
  • Telcordia GR-1221-CORE-1999 Compliant


  • Installed in Outdoor Cabinet and Floor Terminal Box
  • FTTH Fiber to the home
  • PON network
  • CATV
  • Fiber LAN

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