The Structure of PLC splitters
The following figure shows Internal Structure of PLC splitter. The optical fiber light signal is split into 32 outputs. PLC chip is made of silica glass embedded with an optical waveguide. The waveguide has three branches of optical channels. When the light guided through the channels, it is equally divided into multiple lights (up to 64) and transmitted via output ports.
Bare splitter is the basic component of PLC fiber splitter. For better protection of the fragile fiber and optimized use, PLC splitters are often equipped with the loose tube, connector and covering the box. PLC splitters are made in several different configurations, including ABS, LGX box, Mini Plug-in type, 1U Rackmount, etc. For example, 1RU rack mount PLC splitter (as shown in the figure below) is designed for high-density fiber optical distribution networks. It can provide superb optical performance and fast installation. This splitter is pre-assembled and fibers are terminated with SC connectors. It’s ready for immediate installation.