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Sep 22, 2014
Oclaro Demonstrates the Industry's First 200G Coherent CFP2 Pluggable Transceiver at ECOC 2014

CANNES, France and SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLR), a leading provider and innovator of optical communications solutions, today announced that it will be the first company to demonstrate a 200G coherent transceiver at the ECOC show in Cannes, France. This next generation coherent module features an industry leading power dissipation of only 12 Watts, and the small CFP2 form factor enables customers to be first to market with 400G linecards (using 2x 200G with 16-QAM) that deliver optimum density and performance for applications such as data center interconnects and metro/regional packet optical transport networks.

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Featuring 100G and 200G flexible modulation, the Oclaro analog coherent CFP2 pluggable transceiver has been shipping to customers since May 2014 and is being shown in the Oclaro booth #MR7 operating in either 100G PM-QPSK or 200G 16-QAM mode. The transceiver leverages Oclaro's proven indium phosphide (InP) photonic integration technology to deliver industry-leading performance, increased density and low cost in a pluggable format. These critical requirements are being demanded today by new Web 2.0 customers, router companies and long-haul network equipment manufacturers that are struggling to meet the explosive bandwidth demands and are looking to deploy faster 100G and 200G optical networks while keeping costs down.

"With this announcement, Oclaro is on track to be the first company to bring a high-density coherent CFP2 pluggable transceiver to market," said Adam Carter, Chief Commercial Officer at Oclaro. "This important 200G milestone validates our strategy to focus on delivering differentiated products that leverage Oclaro's core competencies and continually raise the bar on density, performance, and power efficiency to help our customers meet their growing bandwidth requirements."

"CFP2-ACO technology is the most important catalyst for cutting the cost of coherent equipment and accelerating the rollout of 100G metro networks," said Andrew Schmitt, Principal Analyst, Carrier Transport Networking for Infonetics Research. "Oclaro took a leadership role in developing a coherent CFP2-ACO transceiver, and our aggressive 2016 forecast is based on the wide availability of this technology."

About the Oclaro Coherent CFP2 Transceiver
The analog coherent CFP2 transceiver incorporates Oclaro's industry leading InP PIC technology for both transmit and receive elements of the module. The transmitter utilizes Oclaro's narrow linewidth tunable laser and nested Mach-Zehnder modulators and can be used in 100G PM-QPSK or 200G 16-QAM with the appropriate external DSP on the linecard. Key features of the CFP2 coherent transceiver include its small size, power dissipation of only 12W, and high optical output power of 0dBm with 16-QAM modulation format. All relevant circuitry, such as laser and modulator control and drivers and receiver TIAs, are included inside the analog CFP2.    

"As a leader in coherent DSP solutions, ClariPhy is thrilled to be working with Oclaro on demonstrating the industry's first coherent 200G CFP2 pluggable transceiver," said Reza Norouzian, SVP Sales with ClariPhy. "We see strong market demand for solutions that can deliver cost effective, high-density 100G and 200G connections. Our customers have validated the technology in Tier-1 networks and are very excited by this combined solution of Oclaro's coherent CFP2 and ClariPhy's LightSpeed-II™ CL20010 coherent SoC."

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's solutions are at the heart of the fast optical networks and high-speed interconnects driving the next wave of streaming video, cloud computing, voice over IP and other bandwidth-intensive and high-speed applications. For more information, visit www.oclaro.com.

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