Non-Hermetic 25 Gbps DFB Laser Diodes meet data center needs.

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Non-hermetic, 25 Gbps, 1.3 m distributed feedback (DFB) laser diodes enable data center operators to accelerate transition to highly meshed 100 Gbps connections over single-mode fiber. Designed for 100 and 25 Gbps optical transceivers used in transmission client interface, high-end spine switch/core router interfaces, and large-scale data center meshed networks, diode delivers eye mask performance with >5 dB extinction ratio at 60 mA driving current at 70°C of transceiver module level.

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Oclaro Unveils New Line of Non-Hermetic 25Gbit/s DFB Laser Diodes for 100Gbit/s Transceivers

- Completes qualification of 25Gbit/s DFB laser diodes for use in non-hermetic environment

- Provides high-performance light source designed for 100Gbit/s QSFP28 single-mode fiber transceivers used in next generation data centers

- Enables compact and cost-optimized packaging design without compromising reliability or optical performance

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLR), a leading provider and innovator of optical communications solutions, today announced the successful qualification of its non-hermetic 25Gbit/s 1.3 m distributed feedback (DFB) laser diodes for 100Gbit/s transceivers. Featuring leading optical performance with low operating current at high temperatures, the Oclaro 25Gbit/s DFB is a key component for enabling data center operators to transition faster to highly meshed 100Gbit/s connections over single-mode fiber.

"The 25Gbit/s DFB laser diode is a critical component at the core of a new generation of 100Gbit/s transceivers optimized for data center switching applications such as QSFP28 CWDM4/CLR4," said Yves LeMaitre, President, Optical Connectivity Business at Oclaro. "By making our lasers suitable for use in non-hermetic packages, we are enabling a faster adoption of proven telecom-grade laser technologies into data center environments. Oclaro is strongly focused on the market transition to distributed cloud networking and will continue to leverage its optical expertise to deliver cost-optimized, reliable and high-performance 100Gbit/s solutions."

About the 25Gbit/s DFB Laser Diode

The Oclaro 25Gbit/s DFB laser diode is designed for 100Gbit/s and 25Gbit/s optical transceivers used in transmission client interface, high-end spine switch/core router interfaces and large-scale data center meshed networks. Leveraging our experience in high-speed laser design, the 25Gbit/s DFB laser diode features higher bandwidth and lower power consumption, allowing transceiver module designers to migrate to non-hermetic designs to further reduce costs and footprint.

Additional benefits of the 25Gbit/s laser diode include the following:

--  Delivers excellent eye mask performance with more than 5dB extinction ratio at 60 mA driving current at 70 degree C of transceiver module level;

--  Leverages Oclaro's cutting-edge design and mass production technology of InAlGaAs-MQW and Ridge waveguide structure to deliver optimum optical performance; and

--  Completed the non-hermetic test compliant with the Telcordia GR-468-CORE issue 2 including non-hermetic damp heat/damp heat for powered non-hermetic devices.

The 25Gbit/s DFB laser diode is now fully qualified and available for production.

About Oclaro

Oclaro, Inc. (Nasdaq: OCLR), is a leader in optical components, modules and subsystems for the core optical, enterprise and data center markets. Leveraging more than three decades of laser technology innovation, photonics integration, and subsystem design, Oclaro provides differentiated solutions for optical networks and high-speed interconnects driving the next wave of streaming video, cloud computing, application virtualization and other bandwidth-intensive and high-speed applications. For more information, visit

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