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Oclaro's OFC Product Line-Up to Feature 100G Solutions with Higher Densities, Lower Power and Smaller Form Factors

- Highlights Continued Innovation and Leadership in the 100G Coherent Market

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLR), a leading provider and innovator of optical communications solutions, today announced its strong line-up of OFC product demonstrations and announcements that leverage the company's core competencies in laser innovation, photonic integration and advanced packaging expertise. Delivering higher performance, increased densities, lower power dissipation and smaller form factors, the Oclaro OFC product line-up provides the innovation that customers need to deploy high-speed optical networks that can handle the demand for new and fast-growing applications such as social networking, cloud computing and video streaming.

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"Oclaro continues to focus its product development efforts on the high-growth, high-speed segments of the optical network markets with a special emphasis on 100G technology where we can leverage our expertise to drive higher densities, lower power, smaller form factors and increased performance," said Jim Haynes, president of Oclaro's Integrated Photonics Business. "We have a strong advantage in the market with our depth and breadth of optical technology and we are coming to OFC with a product line up that reaffirms our ability out-innovate and outperform the competition."

The Oclaro Coherent CFP2 Pluggable Module
Oclaro announced earlier this week that it will be demonstrating a coherent CFP2 pluggable module in its booth during the OFC show. The module's compact, coherent pluggable form factor with a power dissipation of only 12 Watts delivers significant benefits to Oclaro customers with new levels of performance and flexibility for optical networks operating at 100G and beyond.

The Oclaro coherent CFP2 module represents the first generation of coherent transceivers offered in a pluggable format and delivers the small form factor, low power dissipation and high performance that customers need to upgrade their systems to 100G and beyond. The coherent CFP2 can be deployed with a range of external Digital Signal Processor (DSP) options, allowing customers to select the best combination of optical and electronic solutions to suit their specific application.

New Tunable 10G Wideband SPF+ Module
Building on Oclaro's strong history of 10G DWDM products, Oclaro announced earlier this week that it will be demonstrating a new tunable SFP+ module utilizing Oclaro's next generation high-efficiency InP tunable laser platform.  The new tunable SFP+ module leverages a redesigned compact monolithically Integrated Laser Mach-Zehnder (ILMZ) chip, is fully compliant with the SFP MSA form factor, and operates at 1.5W at 70 degrees C with excellent OSNR performance.  During the show, Oclaro will also be demonstrating a tunable SFP+ module operating up to 85 degrees C which will enable higher density line card solutions in the future when cooling capacity for customers is expected to be even more challenging.

Micro-ITLA with Flex Grid
Oclaro is also announcing that it has qualified and is ramping production of its second-generation LambdaFlexTM micro-iTLA TL5350 with flexible grid operation.  As a leader in tunable products for transmission systems, the new Micro-iTLA TL5350 builds on the legacy of Oclaro's highly successful Indium Phosphide portfolio that is used extensively in the market today.  Key features include:

  • Advanced locker technology to enable the user to set the optical carrier to any optical frequency in the C-Band with 0.2GHz channel setting resolution
  • Optical output power of 15.5dBm at less than 4.5W of power dissipation
  • Designed to the OIF multi-source agreement
  • 3x smaller form factor than a standard iTLA with significantly reduced power consumption
  • High optical output power combined with power and frequency fine tuning to give greater flexibility to network designers

CFP2 ER4 Demonstration
At OFC, Oclaro will be the first company showcasing a working demonstration between 25G EML light sources and 25G APD arrays for 100G CFP2 ER4-Lite applications, enabling error free operation over 40km of SMF.  The availability of a CFP4 ER4-Lite application will enable Oclaro customers to transition to access networks where longer reach is required. Key product highlights include:

  • Expands product portfolio of multi-rate Ethernet and OTN compatible 100G transceivers by extending reach coverage from 10km up to 40km while maintaining low power consumption and low cost.
  • Enables Intermediate reach of 100G connections up to 40km within core/metro/access networks.
  • Provides better solution in terms of long-term 100G form factor roadmaps when compared to today's PIN-PD + SOA implementation that requires more power consumption and cost due to additional SOA.

Oclaro's Technical Papers and Presentations at OFC
As a recognized authority in the industry, Oclaro will be presenting 9 technical papers on leading topics such as CFP2, advanced packaging design, and tunable lasers.  The company will also be participating in a Market Watch panel on coherent pluggable modules for 100G and 200G.  A complete listing of these papers and presentations, including times and locations, can be located at the Oclaro website at the following link: http://www.oclaro.com/events.php.

About Oclaro
Oclaro, Inc. (Nasdaq: OCLR), is a leader in optical components, modules and subsystems for the core optical, enterprise and data center markets. Leveraging more than three decades of laser technology innovation, photonics integration, and subsystem design, Oclaro's solutions are at the heart of the fast optical networks and high-speed interconnects driving the next wave of streaming video, cloud computing, voice over IP and other bandwidth-intensive and high-speed applications. For more information, visit http://www.oclaro.com.  

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