Tapered Amplifier targets atomic and precision spectroscopy.

Press Release Summary:

New Focus(TM) TA-7600 series amplifier features tapered structure that maintains minimized power densities even after amplification. Capable of delivering over 1 W output power, unit offers fiber-coupled input which allows for simplified alignment. Constant power mode, monitor for input power, and front- and back-end isolation features are also included. Unit is compatible with New Focus Vortex(TM) II Precision Laser and with 767, 780, 795, and 852 wavelengths.

Original Press Release:

Oclaro(TM) Launches New Focus(TM) Tapered Amplifier

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 2 / / - Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLR), the newly named optics and photonics company following the merger of Bookham and Avanex, will launch a high-power Tapered Amplifier for atomic and precision spectroscopy under the New Focus brand at next week's PhotonXpo, taking place at CLEO 2009, in Baltimore. The tapered structure of the amplifier medium maintains low power densities even after amplification, avoiding damage to the semiconductor chip and still maintaining the high quality transverse mode structure of the seed source.

The robust TA-7600 series amplifier, capable of delivering in excess of 1 Watt output power, offers fiber-coupled input, allowing for extremely easy alignment, which also better protects the amplifier chip. The amplifier is compatible with the New Focus Vortex(TM) II Precision Laser, as well as supporting many other laser sources.

The amplifier will originally be targeted toward the main atomic spectroscopy wavelengths: 767nm, 780nm, 795nm, and 852nm. Other wavelengths will follow and can be provided by request. The amplifier series enable a number of important performance enhancement features, including a constant power mode, a monitor for input power, and front- and back-end isolation. The product is available with free-space or fiber-coupled output.

The new amplifier and the new Vortex II laser line are available through the New Focus Catalog and website - www.newfocus.com - or by contacting sales@newfocus.com. The new amplifier products can be seen at booth #1113 at PhotonXpo.

About Oclaro

Oclaro, with headquarters in San Jose, California, is a tier 1 provider of high performance optical components, modules and subsystems to the telecommunications market, and is one of the largest providers to metro and long haul network applications. Oclaro, the result of the combination of Bookham, Inc. and Avanex Corporation, leverages proprietary core technologies and vertically integrated product development to provide its broad customer base with cost-effective and innovative optical solutions. The company's Advanced Photonics Division is chartered with driving Oclaro's diversification and growth into new markets, leveraging Oclaro's strong brand, chip design and manufacturing expertise. Oclaro is a global company, with leading chip fabrication facilities in the U.K., Switzerland and Italy, and manufacturing sites in the US, Thailand and China.

Oclaro, the Oclaro logo and all other Oclaro product names and slogans are trademarks or registered trademarks of Oclaro, Inc. in the USA or other countries.

About New Focus

New Focus, an Oclaro brand, is a leading name in the provision of photonics solutions for demanding semiconductor, life science, industrial, scientific, and other applications. New Focus products include high-performance lasers, modulators, detectors, high-resolution actuators, optomechanics and optics for precision measurement and processing.

Source: Oclaro, Inc.

CONTACT: Julie Molloy, Oclaro, Inc., +44 (0) 7967 223 448, julie.molloy@oclaro.com

Web Site: www.newfocus.com/

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