Single-Mode Pump Laser Diodes exceed submarine market needs.

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Laser chips in PowerIntense(TM) series provide output powers of 2.5 and 1.4 W at 25 and 75°C, respectively. Qualified to meet telecommunication industry standards, these 980 nm single-mode pump laser diodes are key components used in pump modules in optical amplifiers for metro, long-haul, and submarine communication networks.

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Avanex Introduces a Single-Mode Pump Laser Diode Product Family

FREMONT, Calif., Sept. 21 -- Avanex Corporation (NASDAQ:AVNX), a pioneer of intelligent photonic solutions that enable next-generation optical networks, today introduced a high performance 980nm single-mode pump laser diode product family.

The PowerIntense(TM) family of products has industry-leading output powers of 2.5 watts and 1.4 watts at 25 degrees C and 75 degrees C, respectively. These lasers are key components in pump modules used in optical amplifiers for metro, long-haul and submarine communication networks.

"The leading-edge performance of the PowerIntense laser chips further reinforces our industry leadership position in metro and long-haul amplification modules and subsystems by allowing us to develop solutions that are smaller and require less power at a lower cost," said Dr. Giovanni Barbarossa, chief technology officer of Avanex.

"In addition, these new lasers exceed the reliability and performance requirements of the submarine market, allowing us the opportunity to have substantial participation in the coming market for undersea optical repeaters," said Barbarossa.

The PowerIntense product family is qualified to meet telecommunication industry standards.

These innovative products will be displayed at the 32nd European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication Conference (ECOC) September 25 - 27 at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France. Avanex will be presenting in Booth 276.

About Avanex

Avanex Corporation is a leading global provider of Intelligent Photonic Solutions(TM) to meet the needs of fiber optic communications networks for greater capacity, longer distance transmissions, improved connectivity, higher speeds and lower costs. These solutions enable or enhance optical wavelength multiplexing, dispersion compensation, switching and routing, transmission, amplification, and include network-managed subsystems. Avanex was incorporated in 1997 and is headquartered in Fremont, Calif. Avanex also maintains facilities in Horseheads, N.Y.; Shanghai, China; Nozay, France; San Donato, Italy; and Bangkok, Thailand. To learn more about Avanex, visit our Web site at: .

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