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Oclaro Offers High-Power 633 nm Single-Mode Red Laser Diode for Biomedical, Inspection and Measurement Applications



 Oclaro Offers High-Power 633 nm Single-Mode Red Laser Diode for Biomedical,
                   Inspection and Measurement Applications

System designers can increase measurement speed and accuracy using new 100mW
HL63163DG laser

PR Newswire

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 9, 2013

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.

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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 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
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.

Website: http://www.oclaro.com
Contact: Deborah Reinert, Oclaro, Inc., +1-408-919-2749,
deborah.reinert@oclaro.com
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