Passive Optical Components

Corning offers a full line of passive optical component products that are specially designed for their complete fiber optic hardware portfolio to allow maximum network flexibility. Available components include couplers, planar splitters and wavelength division multiplexers (WDMs).

Couplers and splitters are available with port counts from 1 x 2 to 2 x 32, and custom circuits with any number of unequal power outputs can be created by concatenating couplers of various ratios. Couplers are available fully integrated into connectorized rack-mountable shelves or modules or in a variety of cassettes that are compatible with various Corning hardware product lines.

Modern network architectures often require widespread deployment of couplers and splitters in the field to maximize system reach while reducing the cost of expensive electronics. These networks are often designed and constructed around the couplers, as they represent the largest single constraint from both an insertion link-loss budget and an operating environment perspective.

Due to the critical nature of these components, network performance is largely dependent upon the performance and reliability of the couplers, especially when installed in an outside plant environment. Corning's expertise in fiber optics and advanced production techniques yields consistent, high-performance products which are stable across a wide range of environmental conditions.

All products are fully qualified to Telcordia GR-1209 and GR-1221 for assured long-term reliability.

Features & Benefits:

  • Low insertion loss
  • Environmentally stable
  • Long-term reliability
  • Tested to Telcordia standards
  • Available with high-performance connectors or splicing solutions