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High Grade PLC (Planar Lighwave Circuits) Based Planar waveguide Optical Signal Splitters

   Gould Technology's high reliability, high grade and superior performance PLC (Planar Lighwave Circuits) based Planar waveguide Optical Signal splitters are the component choice to combine or split optical power in optical fiber networks and systems. They are designed to meet the technical requirements of a broad range of applications at a competitive price/performance ratio.
Planar Waveguide Splitters  

Planar Waveguide (PLC) Splitters/Solutions Features
  • Very Low Optical Insertion Loss
  • Superior Optical Uniformity
  • Low Optical Back Reflection
  • Ultra Low Polarization Dependent Loss (PDL)
  • Highly Reliable and
    Compact Packaging
  • Extended Bandwidth Up to
    1650 nm (E-Band Included)
  • US Built State-Of-The-Art ISO 9001
    Certified Manufacturing Facility
Applications
  • PON - FTTx Networks
  • Outside Plant Equipment
  • OADM and ROADM
  • CATV
  • DWDM and CWDM Systems
  • Sensors
  • Instrumentation
  • Defense

1xN Specifications
A-grade
Optical data 1x4 1x6 1x8 1x10 1x12 1x16 1x24 1x32 1x64
Wavelength (nm) 1260-1360 / 1480-1580
Max. Insertion Loss (dB)1,2 7.3 9.1 10.5 11.6 12.4 13.8 15.5 17.1 20.5
Uniformity (dB)1,2 0.5 0.7 0.8 0.9 1 1 1.2 1.3 2
S-grade
Optical data 1x4 1x6 1x8 1x10 1x12 1x16 1x24 1x32 1x64
Wavelength (nm) 1260-1360 / 1480-1580
Max. Insertion Loss (dB)1,2 7.5 9.4 10.9 11.9 12.9 14 15.9 17.5 21
Uniformity (dB)1,2 0.6 0.8 1 1 1.1 1.1 1.5 1.5 2.5
U-grade
Optical data 1x4 1x6 1x8 1x10 1x12 1x16 1x24 1x32 1x64
Wavelength (nm) 1260-1650
Max. Insertion Loss (dB)1,2 8 9.8 11.4 12.4 13.4 14.5 16.4 18.5 22
Uniformity (dB)1,2 0.8 1 1.2 1.2 1.4 1.4 1.7 1.7 3
PDL (dB)2 < 0.2dB
Return Loss (dB)2 > 55dB
Directivity (dB)2
Fiber type SMF
Operating Temperature (°C)3 -40 to +85
Storage Temperature (°C)
Packaging dimensions (mm) 67 x 7.5 x 5.6
70 x 10 x 5.6
70 x 13 x 5.6
70 x 13 x 5.6
1. Data valid under any combination of polarization, environmental and mechanical conditions.
2. Without connectors.
3. 900µm tubing pigtailing option has an operating temperature range from -25°C to +70°C.

2xN Specifications
A-grade
Optical data 2x4 2x8 2x16 2x32
Wavelength (nm) 1260-1360 / 1480-1580
Max. Insertion Loss (dB)1,2 7.6 11 14.6 17.8
Uniformity (dB)1,2 1.4 1.6 2.4 3
S-grade
Optical data 2x4 2x8 2x16 2x32
Wavelength (nm) 1260-1360 / 1480-1580
Max. Insertion Loss (dB)1,2 7.8 11.2 14.8 18
Uniformity (dB)1,2 1.5 1.8 2.6 3.3
U-grade
Optical data 2x4 2x8 2x16 2x32
Wavelength (nm) 1260-1650
Max. Insertion Loss (dB)1,2 8.5 11.9 15.5 19
Uniformity (dB)1,2 1.9 2.2 3 3.6
PDL (dB)2 < 0.2
Return Loss (dB)2 > 55
Directivity (dB)2
Fiber type SMF
Operating Temperature (°C)3 -40 to +85
Storage Temperature (°C)
Packaging dimensions (mm) 67 x 7.5 x 5.6, 70 x 10 x 5.6,
70 x 13 x 5.6
70 x 13 x 5.6
1. Data valid under any combination of polarization, environmental and mechanical conditions.
2. Without connectors.
3. 900µm tubing pigtailing option has an operating temperature range from -25°C to +70°C.

Ordering Information
Planar ordering information
  • Specifications are based on non-connectorized products. For connectorized specifications, please contact sales for details. Custom optical & mechanical configurations are available upon request.
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