March 3, 2014

Oclaro to Demonstrate a 100G Coherent CFP2 Pluggable Module at OFC 2014; Leverages Indium Phosphide Photonic Integration Leadership

New Coherent Pluggable Product Delivers Increased Density, Lower Power Consumption and Unrivalled Levels of Flexibility for 100G Metro and Long-Haul Networks

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLR), a leading provider and innovator of optical communications solutions, today announced that it will be demonstrating a much-anticipated coherent CFP2 pluggable transceiver module at OFC 2014. Oclaro continues to focus on creating highly differentiated products based on its core competencies in laser innovation, photonic integration and advanced packaging expertise. The module's compact, coherent pluggable form factor with a power dissipation of only 12 Watts delivers significant benefits to Oclaro customers with new levels of performance and flexibility for optical networks operating at 100G and beyond.

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Compared to conventional solutions, the coherent CFP2 pluggable transceiver features an unprecedented small form factor to enable increased density at the faceplate, reduced power dissipation, and optimal optical performance. These advancements are widely considered to be the key enablers for delivering next generation coherent networks that can support the growing demand for cloud computing, streaming video, social networking and other bandwidth intensive applications. In addition, the CFP2 pluggable form factor enables customers to minimize first installation costs and maintain flexibility to scale their networks over time by adding more capacity as needed.

"The availability of coherent CFP2 pluggable modules is going to drive a significant increase in the number of 100G and 200G coherent ports we expect to see in 2015," said Daryl Inniss, VP and Practice Leader of Components for Ovum.  "The market has been demanding the higher densities, lower power and smaller form factors that are possible with CFP2 coherent technology and Oclaro has positioned itself well, as the first company to bring this technology to market."

About the Oclaro Coherent CFP2 Transceiver
The Oclaro coherent CFP2 module represents the first generation of coherent transceivers offered in a pluggable format and delivers the small form factor, low power dissipation and high performance that customers need to upgrade their systems to 100G and beyond. The coherent CFP2 can be deployed with a range of external Digital Signal Processor (DSP) options, allowing customers to select the best combination of optical and electronic solutions to suit their specific application.

Following are the product highlights:

  • Leverages the Oclaro InP transmitter and receiver PIC technology to deliver the increased levels of performance, density and cost requirements
  • Compatible with both 100G PM-QPSK and 200G 16-QAM with the appropriate DSP and driver technology
  • Meets performance requirements of metro, regional and long-haul applications
  • System level performance on par with conventional lithium niobate technology has been demonstrated in conjunction with several of Oclaro's customers
  • CFP2 form factor delivers maximum faceplate density
  • Provides scalability to enable customers to add more bandwidth as required in the future
  • Supports OIF and CFP MSA standards for coherent CFP2
  • Sampling to key customers in Q2 2014

Oclaro to Deliver Technical Papers on CFP2
As industry authorities on 100G networking, Oclaro will be presenting several technical papers on coherent CFP2 technology at the OFC conference.  A complete listing of all of Oclaro's presentations, which include 9 technical papers and participation on a Market Watch panel, can be found at:  http://www.oclaro.com/events.php.

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 http://www.oclaro.com.  

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