Analysis of the optical communications industry Outlook
Planar waveguide or planar (PLC Splitters) technology enable Photonic Crystal circle transmit. To a large extent, it is similar to the photon in fiber optic transmission. At present, this technology has been used in WDM system, and largely arrayed waveguide grating (AWG) multiplex/CD ISO/IEC module. However, supporters have considered PLC Splitter has a broad application prospects, especially on the wafer integrates multiple capabilities and weapons of mass production of low-cost devices. PLC is used for fiber to the building at the time in the optical communication industry Dawn FTTP device . manufacturers believe that the market would lead to large-scale applications of optical devices, which can help them to restore growth. This view is popular in many supporters of PLC technology, they believe that the potential for large-scale application is a strong driving force, which is similar to the semiconductor industry. "Once master the structure and technology of PLC Splitters, it can be massive, low-cost manufacturing very complex devices. "InnoPhoton think at present in Asia, FTTH (fiber to the home) developed rapidly. For example, in Japan, about 40,000 or so each month for optical power divider for FTTH. They are manufactured with PLC Splitters, this is quite natural. In March, InnoPhoton issued FTTP products, include optical power divider, Coupler, and WDM devices of three-wave device. InnoPhoton said that in order to reduce the volume of devices, optical power divider using a PLC. 1x2 and 2x2 power splitter, fused technology is less expensive and has adequate performance. But when a more complex structure of FTTH request , compared with the PLC device, Fused devices reduces performance, increased costs and increased device package size. InnoPhoton think that: "usually 1x8PLC Splitter, 1x16PLC Splitter, 1x32PLC Splitter structure, PLC technologies have advantages in terms of both price and performance. Obviously, when higher performance requirements, more obvious advantages of PLC technology. Japan used a lot of 1x4PLC Splitter optical power splitter, all of them using PLC technology. ” Planar waveguide optical power splitter has been commonly used in the FTTP. Because Asia is the most competitive of the FTTP market, components suppliers on the application of PLC in the region with great interest. InnoPhoton agree with the PLC, plays an important role in the FTTP systems. In his view, the price will be a decisive factor. "We believe PLC technology has great potential in the future, because the price will be the pursuit of FTTX field more important goals. "However, he believed that PLC devices in FTTP applications in the field of technology development status reflected in the real market. "This market has a strong interest in this technology because, there may be short-term profit .