SOURCE: Santur

November 14, 2007 08:00 ET

Santur Ships 100K Widely Tunable Laser

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - November 14, 2007) - Santur Corporation, the leading manufacturer of laser array devices for the global telecommunications industry, today announced it has shipped its 100,000th widely tunable laser. Santur is the highest volume supplier of these devices. Such tunable lasers are used in long-haul and metropolitan optical networks by nearly all telecommunication carriers for data, voice and cable TV traffic. As tunable lasers replaced their fixed wavelength counterparts, Santur has seen very high demand for its product.

Paul Meissner, CEO of Santur, stated, "At Santur, we are very pleased with the rapid and widespread adoption of this new enabling technology. We value the partnerships with our customers, and are moving forward with them on the next generation solutions."

Bardia Pezeshki, Chief Technical Officer and Founder, said, "This event is a tremendous milestone for us. By using proven building blocks to get higher functionality, we were able to rapidly move this product family from the laboratory to deployment."

About Santur Corporation

Headquartered in Fremont, California, Santur Corporation is the world's leading vertically integrated manufacturer of high-performance tunable lasers for metro and long-haul WDM systems. The company's patented DFB-array technology enables the fabrication of broadly tunable sources at the same high performance as fixed wavelength sources. Santur's products have set a new standard in the industry with their unique combination of high-power achieved without the use of a semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA), wide tunability with no possibility of mode hops, stability in harsh environments, Telcordia GR-468 reliability and value. For more information, visit, call 1-(866)-TUNABLE, or e-mail

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Gurinder Parhar
    Business Development

    Santur Corporation
    Phone: (510) 933 4127
    Cell : (408) 839 4490
    Fax: (510) 656-7563
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