SAN JOSE, Calif., May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLR), a tier-one provider and innovator of optical communications and laser solutions, today announced the release of the HL63163DG red laser diode at 633 nm wavelength providing 100 mW single-transverse-mode optical output power for the biomedical, inspection and measurement marketplace. The Oclaro HL63163DG red laser presents a compact alternative to existing bulky Helium-Neon (He-Ne) gas lasers that exhibit lower energy efficiency. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130129/SF49903LOGO) Leveraging existing technologies used for Oclaro lasers in the 637 to 642 nm range, the focus in developing the HL63163DG laser was to enable system designers to increase measurement accuracy, stability and speed essential for biomedical and inspection applications, while reducing power consumption and footprint. These laser performance characteristics have traditionally been experienced only while using large He-Ne gas lasers. The newly-introduced HL63163DG now offers low power consumption of only 0.4 W at 100 mW operation in the 633 nm wavelength band, and comes in a highly-compact 5.6 mm-diameter TO industry-standard package. "We expect to see the HL63163DG laser cannibalize the He-Ne gas lasers market since we've been able to shrink the laser size and lower the power consumption without compromising the performance attributes needed for the biomedical and inspection markets," said Takayuki Kanno, President, Oclaro Japan and GM of the Modules and Devices Business Unit. "The industry has long been waiting on a semiconductor laser solution, and Oclaro was able to overcome the design challenges to offer a laser diode capable of delivering a high power 633 nm beam."Oclaro offers one of the industry's broadest, most comprehensive portfolios of high performance, visible and near infrared laser diode products, ranging from 1 mW to 2 KW, and 405 nm to 1500 nm, based on more than 30 years of innovative laser heritage. The company 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.Oclaro customers will have access to working samples of the HL63163DG red laser starting now, with volume production expected to begin in August, 2013. For additional information or sample requests, please contact any one of the Oclaro sales office.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. SOURCE Oclaro, Inc.