Fiber Optical Terminal Box: PLC Splitter Type
PLC splitter or planar lightwave circuit splitter is a passive component that has the special waveguide made of planar silica, quartz or other materials. It is employed to split a strand of optical signal into two or more strands.
Passive Optical Splitters are, quite simply, the components that split the fiber and its signal. A signal from the Aggregation Switch is sent along a run of fiber. When it reaches a Passive Optical Splitter, mirrors and glass in the component split the light into two, or three, or more fiber strands.
There are three main types of PLC Splitter