Passive Component Training

FBT Coupler

Difference between PLC Splitter and FBT Coupler

A fiber optic splitter is a passive optical device that can split or separate an incident light beam into two or more light beams. These beams may or may not have the same optical power as the original beam, based on the manufacturing technology of the splitter.
There are two types of fiber optic splitters: PLC Splitter and FBT Coupler.
PLC Splitter is Planar Waveguide Circuit splitter, while FBT Coupler is Fused Biconical Taper Coupler.

PLC Splitter Training

PLC splitter, short for Planar Waveguide Circuit splitter, is used to divide one or two light beams to multiple light beams uniformly or combine multiple light beams to one or two light beams. It is a passive optical device, applied to PON (EPON and GPON in FTTH application) to connect OLT in cerntral office and ONT at the premise.

The configuration of PLC Splitter is 1xN (N=2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64) and 2xN (N=2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64).