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January 27, 2015 05:00 ET

Finisar Introduces WaveShaper 1000/SP Test Instrument

New Programmable Filter Enables Ultra-Short Laser Pulse Control at 1 Micrometer Wavelength; Finisar WaveShaper, Photodetector, and LightSmyth Gratings Products Featured at Photonics West 2015

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - January 27, 2015) - Finisar® Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) today announced the release of the WaveShaper™ 1000/SP 1µm Programmable Single-Polarization Filter. This new module shapes femtosecond and short picosecond optical pulses in fiber laser systems in precision micromachining, medical and spectroscopy applications, for example. The new 1µm WaveShaper module enables stable operation of short pulse laser systems in harsh environments by providing precise control of the spectral characteristics of the optical signal.

The WaveShaper 1000/SP test instrument provides polarization-maintaining programmable filtering with full control of the amplitude and phase spectra. Covering a spectral window of about 45nm with a center wavelength around 1040nm, the WaveShaper 1µm module is optimized for Ytterbium-doped fiber lasers in a Master Oscillator Power Amplifier (MOPA) configuration. The WaveShaper module can be controlled using Finisar's intuitive WaveManager graphical user interface. Alternatively, Finisar's simple Application Programming Interface, which is available for both Windows and Linux operating systems, allows integration of the WaveShaper module in laser systems.

"Finisar's WaveShaper 1000/SP product provides a definitive solution for the growing requirements of ultra-fast pulse-shaping," said Professor John Harvey, CEO of Southern Photonics Ltd. "The WaveShaper product's ability to arbitrarily reshape the spectral characteristics of a laser pulse can replace a whole range of complicated optical component setups, each configured for individual pulse-processing applications. The flexibility and scalability of this elegant technology add a new dimension to what is possible in ultra-fast lasers for machining and bio-medical applications."

The WaveShaper 1000/SP 1µm Programmable Single-Polarization Filter is available as bench-top unit (1000S) and as modular version for system integration (1000M). It can be ordered immediately and will start shipping in the second quarter of 2015.

The WaveShaper 1000/SP 1µm Programmable Single-Polarization Filter will be on display at Photonics West 2015 from February 10 to 12 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco at Finisar's booth #4212. For more information about Finisar's optical test and measurement products, please visit

In addition, Finisar will showcase a selection of products at Photonics West, including the featured high-power detector: HPDV2120R. The detector is part of the high-speed photodetector and photoreceiver portfolio, designed to meet the advanced requirements of test & measurement, R&D, and the analog optics market worldwide. For more information about these products, visit or send an email to:

LightSmyth™ Technologies will co-exhibit with Finisar and display its world-class ultra-high efficiency, environmentally stable diffraction gratings, along with diffractive optics, microlens arrays, and nanostamp products. Diffraction gratings are used in applications such as pulse compression, high power beam combining, remote sensing, and telecom and datacom. Unique fabrication technology enables cost-effective optical solutions with excellent performance and reliability. The technology is ideal for mass production and offers previously unattainable functionality. For more information about these products, visit or send an email to:

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 and storage. Finisar is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, USA with R&D, manufacturing sites, and sales offices worldwide. For additional information, visit Stay up to date with Finisar by reading the Lightspeed blog and connecting with us on Twitter, Facebook, and the YouTube Finisar Channel.

About LightSmyth Technologies
LightSmyth Technologies, a Finisar Company, was founded in June of 2000 to develop innovative nanophotonic products. The development efforts culminated in the introduction of high efficiency diffraction gratings for optical telecommunications, defense and biological markets in 2007. Today, LightSmyth offers more than 100 grating products optimized for various applications. LightSmyth products and innovations leverage holographic and diffractive principles combined with state-of-the-art semiconductor manufacturing patterning tools such as Deep UltraViolet (DUV) steppers/scanners. For additional information, visit and follow us on Twitter.


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