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OFS, Specialty Photonics Division
55 Darling Dr.
Avon, CT, 06001

Press release date: May 20, 2012

Somerset, New Jersey - OFS, a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of innovative fiber optic network products, today announced new branding for its erbium doped fiber (EDF) portfolio. With over thirty EDF products and more than 20,000 kilometers shipped over the past ten years, OFS has the industry's broadest EDF portfolio, which will now be known as the RightWave(TM) EDF Product Family. This product family includes the successful flagship EDF MP980 that is a majority of erbium doped fiber amplifier (EDFA) products worldwide. Various other products within the portfolio are geared towards amplifiers operating in the C-Band and L-Band. Manufacturers also benefit from 80µm variants of what? that are used in compact amplifier designs. The product family is well rounded with products for ASE sources, highly doped EDF and polarization maintaining EDF.

The key advantages of choosing OFS and the RightWave EDF Family are:
· Portfolio breadth offering wide choice for various amplifier designs,
· Years of experience and knowledge base delivering quality products,
· High reliability with manufacturing processes and lot-to-lot uniformity,
· Excellent spectral characteristics such as low noise, gain flatness and high efficiency,
· Dual-source option with multi-site production capacity, and
· Topnotch specialty services to develop proprietary specifications

OFS is a market leader with a broad portfolio of fiber products for different applications including telecom, data communications, government and defense, medical and industrial applications. OFS Labs, the research and development arm of OFS, continues to design new fibers for next generation amplifiers. Proven experience in delivering high-quality, high-performance and high-reliability EDF distinguish OFS as a trusted fiber solutions business partner. These factors combined with excellent customer service and an ability to fulfill the needs of both large and small manufacturers become increasingly important when choosing a source for the supply of EDF. "As experts in specialty fiber, OFS continues pushing the boundaries of physics to innovate new fiber designs and processes that meet challenges and evolving future needs of our customers globally." said Anurag Jain, product marketing manager, OFS.

About OFS
OFS is a world-leading designer, manufacturer and provider of optical fiber, optical fiber cable, FTTX, optical connectivity and specialty photonics products. Our manufacturing and research divisions work together to provide innovative products and solutions that traverse many different applications as they link people and machines worldwide. Between continents, between cities, around neighborhoods, and into homes and businesses of digital consumers we provide the right optical fiber, optical cable and components for efficient, cost-effective transmission. OFS' corporate lineage dates back to 1876 and includes technology powerhouses such as AT&T and Lucent Technologies (now Alcatel-Lucent). Today, OFS is owned by Furukawa Electric, a multi-billion dollar global leader in optical communications. Headquartered in Norcross (near Atlanta) Georgia, U.S., OFS is a global provider with facilities in Avon, Connecticut; Carrollton, Georgia; Somerset, New Jersey; and Sturbridge, Massachusetts, as well as in Denmark, Germany and Russia.

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OFS Technical Contact:
Anurag Jain
Product Marketing Manager
(770) 798-4210

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