SOURCE: Finisar


February 22, 2012 05:00 ET

Finisar Expands WaveShaper Instrument Portfolio for Laser and System Test Applications

Introduction of Programmable Single-Polarization Filters Enhances System Testing and Laser Pulse Performance

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 22, 2012) - Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) today introduced two new WaveShaper Programmable Optical Filters. The WaveShaper 1000S/SP and 1000M/SP are polarization-maintaining programmable filters which provide full control of the amplitude and phase spectra across the entire C-band. These optical filters have been designed specifically for pulsed laser applications in medical and material processing as well as for testing of advanced optical communication systems.

In medical and material processing systems, the new WaveShaper filters provide the ability to precisely control the shape and timing of a laser pulse. This enables shorter and more stable laser pulses which increase manufacturing accuracy and throughput.

Advanced optical communication systems incorporating polarization multiplexing or coherent technologies benefit from the new WaveShaper 1000/SP, because it enables independent setting of the signal characteristics in each polarization.

"We are excited to introduce these new single-polarization WaveShaper instruments," said Dr. Simon Poole, Director of New Business Ventures, Finisar Australia. "These units have been developed in partnership with our customers in the optical communications and laser materials processing industries. Our customers have been demanding the ability to use the unique spectral shaping and phase control capability of the WaveShaper in applications where polarization control is critical, such as in polarization-multiplexed communication systems and seed-lasers for high-power pulsed fibre lasers."

The WaveShaper family will be demonstrated at the OFC/NFOEC exhibition in Los Angeles, California USA, March 6-8, in Finisar's booth #1703.

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