Custom Development of Planar Lightwave Circuits

PLC Connections works closely with industry leading PLC foundries to design and develop novel circuits in silica glass for the telecommunications, aerospace, bio/chem-sensor and Government research industries based on the individual needs of our clients. We provide unique packaging using any type of optical fiber from the visible to IR wavelengths including singlemode, multimode and polarization maintaining applications.

Specifications & Options

    Library of Photonic Elements
  • Arrayed Waveguide Gratings
  • Multimode Interference Couplers
  • Power splitters
  • Directional couplers
  • Y-branches
  • Mach-Zehnder Interferometers
  • Optical Delay Lines
  • Tap couplers

    Optical Waveguide Materials
  • Silica-on-Si Wafers
  • Index contrast ratios of 0.75%, 1.5%, and 2.0%
  • Waveguide core thickness from 3.0µm to 5.5µm
  • Metal depositions for thermo-optic heaters

  • Packaging Capabilities
  • 96+ optical fibers
  • Fiber types: SM, MM, PM, high NA, lensed; wavelengths visible through IR
  • Chip-to-chip bonding
  • Thermal control integration