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Oclaro Enables Direct Diode Systems With Broadest Wavelength Range Of High Power Laser Diodes





SAN JOSE, Calif., May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLR), a tier-one provider and innovator of optical communications and laser solutions, today announced the industry's broadest wavelength range of high-power, high–brightness laser diodes enabling multi-kilowatt direct diode systems. The company's high power laser diodes are available over a wavelength range from 800 nm to 1070 nm and are shipping in volume today to laser system manufacturers targeting the industrial, semiconductor, automotive, and materials processing markets.

In addition to output power and brightness, another critical factor for scaling the power of kilowatt direct diode systems is the consistency of performance and reliability across the entire available wavelength range that is used.  Within the wavelength range of 910 nm to 1070 nm, Oclaro offers seven standard wavelength windows with up to 200 W on a microchannel cooler and up to 120 W on the industry's standard passive mini-cooler, the Oclaro BLM. This Oclaro family of mounted bar products enables the scaling of system power up to 15 kW. With on-going innovation efforts, Oclaro recently demonstrated output powers of up to 350 W on a microchannel cooler and 250 W on a passive mini-cooler which illustrates the technology reach.

"Today's announcement underscores our ability to deliver a comprehensive portfolio of solutions for direct diode applications and highlights the extensive technology and design capabilities we have assembled in-house to achieve industry-leading performance," said Gunnar Stolze, VP of Sales for the Global Industrial and Consumer business at Oclaro, Inc. "By offering the industry's broadest wavelength range while consistently delivering product performance and reliability, our customers have the flexibility to scale system power as needed to better respond to their customer's needs."

Oclaro will showcase its portfolio of visible and near infrared laser devices, and VCSEL products and technology at the LASER World of PHOTONICS conference, May 13-16, 2013, at the Messe Munchen Trade Fair Center in Munich, Germany. Visit Oclaro at Hall C1, Booth 370.

About OclaroOclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLR) is one of the largest providers of lasers and optical components, modules and subsystems for the optical communications, industrial, and consumer laser markets.  The company is a global leader dedicated to photonics innovation, with cutting-edge research and development (R&D) and chip fabrication facilities in the U.S., U.K., Italy, Switzerland, Israel, Korea and Japan. It has in-house and contract manufacturing sites in China, Malaysia and Thailand, with design, sales and service organizations in most of the major regions around the world. For more information, visit http://www.oclaro.com.

Copyright 2013. All rights reserved. Oclaro, the Oclaro logo, and certain other Oclaro trademarks and logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Oclaro, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the US and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Information in this release is subject to change without notice.

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