Oclaro Delivers the Smallest and Most Lightweight 4 and 8 Beam Red Laser Diodes that also Improve Printing Quality

   Oclaro Delivers the Smallest and Most Lightweight 4 and 8 Beam Red Laser
                  Diodes that also Improve Printing Quality

Breakthrough Innovation Reduces the Size of the 4 Beam Laser Diodes by 75
Percent and 8 Beam Laser Diodes by 80 Percent

PR Newswire

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 4, 2013

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Oclaro, Inc. ^ (NASDAQ: OCLR),
a tier-one provider and innovator of optical communications and laser
solutions, today announced significant advancements in its red laser diodes
that has enabled them to reduce the size of 4 beam red laser diodes by 75
percent (from TO9.0mm toTO5.6mm)and 8 beam red laser diodes by 80 percent
(from TO16.0 toTO9.0mm.) These significant reductions will enable customers
designing laser beam printers (LBPs) and multi-function printers (MFPs) to
design smaller and more compact printers or to utilize the extra space for
adding more features and functionality. In addition, Oclaro has significantly
improved the printing quality of its red laser diodes by modifying their
structure to produce the smallest and most precise laser beam available from
any red laser diode in the industry.

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To achieve the size reductions and improve the printing quality of its red
laser diodes, Oclaro leveraged its 30 years of laser diode expertise. To
date, no other company has achieved these size reductions or has been able to
deliver this level of laser beam precision (known as low droop and small
deviation). As a result of both of these innovations, Oclaro customers will
now be able to offer improved printing quality while at the same time
providing more lightweight and compact designs to their customers. Oclaro will
be showcasing its 4 and 8 beam red laser diodes at this week's Photonics West
Conference in the Oclaro booth # 1101 from Feb. 5-7, 2013 at the Moscone
Center in San Francisco, CA.

"Customers designing LBP and MFP applications are under increasing pressure to
improve printing quality and deliver light-weight products to customers," said
Tadayuki Kanno, President, Oclaro Japan, Inc & GM, Modules & Devices Business
Unit. "Once again, Oclaro has been able to uniquely meet customers' needs by
leveraging our fundamental expertise and understanding of the red laser diode
design to produce the features, quality and performance that customers need to
achieve a competitive advantage."

About the 4 Beam and 8 Beam Laser Diodes
The Oclaro red beam laser diodes are ideally suited for customers designing
MFPs and LPBs. Some of the key features of these red laser diodes include:

  oNarrow beam pitch, which enables the customer to simplify the optics
    design of their printing system.
  oHigh thermal radiation design for high temperature operation, which
    enables the customer to deliver high printing quality.
  oHigh accuracy mounting for junction down die bonding for low droop. This
    also improves the printing quality of the customer's printing system.
  oTuning LD characteristics by new structure to meet each customer's
    requirement to realize their printing system technology advantage.

About Oclaro
Oclaro, 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

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Website: http://www.oclaro.com
Contact: Kelly Karr, Tanis Communications, Inc., +1-408-718-9350,
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