Bookham New Focus Unveils New Products and New Product Guide at Photonics West 2007

San Jose, CA - January 11, 2007 - New Focus(TM), a division of Bookham, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKHM), today announced that it will launch a range of new products and its 2007 Product Guide at Photonics West later this month.

Five new product families will be unveiled at the exhibition, along with a number of key product demonstrations.

Making their debut at the Bookham New Focus booth (#1127) will be:
o A range of ultracompact Tiny Picomotor(TM) actuators and Tiny mounts for vacuum and ultraclean applications;
o A line of position-sensitive detectors for beam positioning and pointing measurements;
o Closed loop motorized rotary stages, with 0.2mrad accuracy;
o Flexible lens positioners, with independent 3-axis adjustment;
o Expanded range of high-damage threshold optical modulators.

New Focus will also, for the first time, demonstrate its fixed-frequency laser with high wavelength stability, narrow linewidth and rugged construction, as well as its GuideStar(TM) OEM active beam-alignment system and Granite(TM) OEM light-management solutions.

The 2007 New Focus Product Guide will also be launched at the show. The new edition is the largest yet and features, in addition to the new products, a new section on vacuum and ultraclean products, along with an expanded OEM solutions section.

"New Focus has a well-earned reputation for innovation and quality," said Ken Ibbs, General Manager for New Focus. "Photonics West is the ideal platform for us to showcase our latest developments and demonstrate our solutions for demanding OEM and scientific applications."

In addition to the New Focus product range, Bookham will be showing products from its high power laser diode portfolio, including an ultra-high power 8W 940nm single emitter multimode module, and its display technology portfolio, including optical filters and the ZoroLight(TM) LED multiplexer module, which can be used to replace traditional lamps in bio-medical instrumentation illumination. The new Bookham VCSELs portfolio will also be shown for the first time at the exhibition.

1. Photonics West is being held at the San Jose Convention Centre in San Jose, California from 20th-25th January 2007.
2. For a tour of the Bookham New Focus stand (1127) or to arrange an interview with a Bookham New Focus representative, please contact Helen Lyman Smith on +44 (0)115 948 6901 or email

Contact Info:

Joanne Bradbeer
Bookham, Inc.
+44 (0) 1327 350581


Helen Lyman Smith/Howard Jones
GBCS Public Relations
+44 (0) 115 948 6901

About New Focus

New Focus, a division of Bookham, is a leading provider of Simply Better(TM) photonics solutions for demanding semiconductor, life science, industrial, scientific and other applications. New Focus offers an extensive line of OEM solutions, high-performance lasers, modulators, detectors, high-resolution actuators, optomechanics and optics for precision measurement and processing.

About Bookham
Bookham, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKHM) is a global leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of optical components, modules and subsystems. The company's optical components, modules and subsystems are used in various applications and industries, including telecommunications, data communications, aerospace, industrial and military. Since 2002, the company has acquired the optical components businesses from Nortel Networks and Marconi, as well as Ignis Optics, Inc., the business of Cierra Photonics Inc., New Focus, Inc., and Onetta, Inc. The company has manufacturing facilities in the UK, US, Canada, China and Switzerland; and offices in the US, UK, Canada, France and Italy and employs approximately 2000 people worldwide.

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