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September 22, 2014 03:43 ET

Finisar Demonstrates Next-Generation ROADM Technology Offering Industry's Highest Resolution, Accuracy, and Flexibility at ECOC 2014

Optics Leader Also Demonstrates 100G Repeater-Less Fiber Optic Link Technology Extending the Reach of Traditional Telecom Transmission Systems

SUNNYVALE, CA and CANNES, FRANCE--(Marketwired - Sep 22, 2014) - Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR), a world leader in flexible optical technology, today demonstrated several new products for high-speed optical networking applications, including a low profile dual Wavelength Selective Switch (WSS) and high-resolution Optical Channel Monitor (OCM) that enable the design of next-generation ROADM linecards. Finisar continues to invest in developing technology to increase link density, performance, and efficiency in telecom networks. Demonstrations will take place at ECOC in Finisar's booth #412 at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, September 22-24, 2014.

Low-Profile Dual WSS and High-Resolution OCM ROADM Technology Demonstration
Finisar will demonstrate how the combination of Finisar's low profile dual Wavelength Selective Switch and high-resolution Optical Channel Monitor provide the foundation for next-generation ROADM subsystem design. With the flexibility of the WSS coupled with the resolution and accuracy of the OCM, systems equipment OEMs can create high performance, single slot, route-and-select ROADM linecard designs.

The dual WSS is the newest addition to the industry's broadest portfolio of Wavelength Selective Switches built on Finisar's Flexgrid™ and LCoS technology. It offers dynamic deployment of bandwidth at 6.25 GHz channel width and intra-channel attenuation control to enable the highest performance. The dual WSS is available in three low profile configurations -- 2x1x20, 2x1x9 or 2x8x12 -- to support ROADM linecard and colorless, directionless add/drop applications.

The high resolution OCM provides a quantum shift in performance, featuring power accuracy to 0.5 dB when monitoring signal power at 6.25 GHz resolution. This improvement enables optimization of signal power and center frequency of densely packed super-channel carriers, which not only heightens system performance, but also assures future compatibility as new innovations increase spectral utilization.

The live demonstration will connect optical sources through the dual WSS, generating a spectrum with various channel widths, locations, and attenuation profiles. Through the high resolution OCM, attendees will observe the performance of the dual WSS as well as the OCM's ability to resolve intra-channel features and super channel carriers by comparing the OCM output to an Optical Spectrum Analyzer (OSA). Both the low profile dual WSS and High Resolution OCM are sampling now.

UltraSpan™ Amplifier Coherent Link Demonstration
Finisar is also showcasing ultra-long (400 km) repeater-less fiber optic link technology that extends beyond the reach and capabilities of traditional telecom transmission systems. Based on its UltraSpan™ amplifiers, Finisar will show a 100G ultra-long repeater-less coherent link over an ultra-long span. These links offer Class 1M operation over a secure platform, are network interfaced, and can be controlled remotely. Ultra-long links are used in applications such as oil, gas, mining, energy, and transportation. UltraSpan™ amplifiers are currently shipping in production.

In addition to these demonstrations, Finisar will have on display equipment from its wide portfolio of optical products, including its latest optical transceivers, active cables, WSS devices, advanced optical components, amplifiers, and passive devices.

About Finisar
Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) is a global technology leader for fiber optic subsystems and components that enable high-speed voice, video and data communications for telecommunications, networking, storage, wireless, and cable TV applications. For 25 years, Finisar has provided critical optics technologies to system manufacturers to meet the increasing demands for network bandwidth. Finisar is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, USA with R&D, manufacturing sites, and sales offices worldwide. For additional information, visit www.finisar.com.

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