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Oclaro Releases Narrow Linewidth Micro-iTLA to Production

          Oclaro Releases Narrow Linewidth Micro-iTLA to Production

New Tunable Form Factor Enables Next Generation 100G Coherent Networks

PR Newswire

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 19, 2013

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Oclaro, Inc. ^ (NASDAQ:
OCLR), a leading provider and innovator of optical communications solutions,
today announced that it has started volume production of its next generation
tunable laser platform. This new narrow linewidth micro-iTLA (Integrable
Tunable Laser Assembly) is specifically targeted for coherent systems, where a
high performance laser is needed for both the transmission and the local
oscillator laser. The Oclaro micro-iTLA features high optical output power and
off-grid tuning suitable for applications in 100G and next generation 200G
coherent networks based on the PM-QPSK and 16-QAM modulation formats. Oclaro
will be meeting with customers at ECOC, the largest European optical
communications event from September 23-25, 2013 in London, UK meeting room
MR3.

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"100G coherent shipments are increasing dramatically, and we expect that
shipments in 2014 will be above 40,000 ports," said Daryl Inniss, Practice
Leader for Components at Ovum Ltd. "Each of these coherent ports will require
one or two narrow linewidth lasers, and we're excited to see component
manufacturers such as Oclaro support the growth of 100G by introducing and
ramping production of components such as this narrow linewidth micro-iTLA."

"We are pleased to have successfully completed qualification, and are actively
engaged with multiple customers and have completed several design-wins with
our new tunable laser platform," said Yves Hardy, VP of Transmission Product
Management at Oclaro. "With this product offering, Oclaro is simplifying the
migration to coherent at both the line card and module level, and the
technology is also enabling next generation 100G and 200G pluggable form
factors."

The Oclaro micro-iTLA is compliant to the OIF Multi-Source Agreement, and
incorporates a form factor which is 3x smaller than the standard iTLA and has
a significantly reduced power consumption, both of which enable further size
reductions in coherent modules to be supported while reducing thermal
concerns. The ultra-high optical power output, combined with power and
frequency fine tuning, gives greater flexibility to network designers. The
proven reliability of the Indium Phosphide chip technology and packaging
allows customers to be confident that they are manufacturing high reliability
systems.

Oclaro is a leader in tunable products for transmission systems, and this
platform is part of the roadmap of next generation products that builds on the
legacy of our highly successful Indium Phosphide portfolio that is used
extensively in the market today.

Availability
The micro-iTLA has been shipping to key customers throughout 2013. Oclaro is
currently ramping micro-iTLA production to support market demand in the fourth
quarter of 2013. For more information, customers can contact their local
Oclaro representative or visit www.oclaro.com.

About Oclaro
Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLR) is one of the largest providers of optical
components, modules and subsystems for the optical communications market. 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, 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.

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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
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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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