About Enablence

Enablence is a leading vendor of innovative integrated optical products for the telecommunications, aerospace, and bio-chemical sensing industries. Enablence products are marketed globally and are critical to just about every fiber-optic network in the world. Enablence products perform critical functions in long-haul, metro and local access topologies. Our product line has expanded to include advanced 100G transceiver products for 40-80km reach. These transceiver products complement our traditional Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexer (DWDM) filtering and routing devices.  We also have a joint venture subsidiary in China, Sunblence Technologies, for mass production of PLC splitter chips for Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) markets.

Enablence operates a planar lightwave circuit (PLC) foundry in its Fremont, CA facility. It produces both silica-on-Si PLC chips based on its proprietary low-loss CVD technology and polymer PLC chips. Silica-based PLC products are used mainly for DWDM filters and passive optical splitters. The polymer PLC platform is used primarily for optical switch and variable optical attenuator products. Drawing upon expertise in electrical and mechanical integration, Enablence engineers deliver a range of higher-value added products for wavelength management and routing.

Enablence’ advanced technology center located in Ottawa, Ontario, specializes in hybrid integration of active optical devices and electrical components on silica PLCs. This technology center has successfully developed photonic integrated circuits (PICs) used for 100G Transmit Optical Sub-Assembly (TOSA) and Receive Optical Sub-Assembly (ROSA) products. Enablence offers custom design and fabrication services to develop novel PLCs for sensor, aerospace and research applications.