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Oclaro(TM) Introduces New Focus(TM) 1064nm High Power Laser for Raman Spectroscopy Applications

June 17, 2009

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Oclaro, Inc. (Nasdaq: OCLR), the newly named optics and photonics company following the merger of Bookham and Avanex, has introduced a 1064nm capability to its portfolio of New Focus(TM) high power SWL-7500 single wavelength lasers for Raman spectroscopy.

The 1064nm variant of the high power laser (SWL-7521) is designed to meet demand from customers undertaking Raman spectroscopy work, where longer wavelengths can help reduce the fluorescence background of the spectra. The high power laser portfolio from New Focus offers narrow linewidth and long coherence length, which are crucial for industrial spectroscopic applications such as quality control, chemical analysis, and security.

The high power laser is enabled by the GaAs (gallium arsenide) chips manufactured at the company’s state-of-the-art facility in Zurich. The chip design also leverages the same technology as the market-leading Oclaro terrestrial and submarine telecom amplifier and pump portfolios, including the 750mW ultra high power pump and the OceanBright(TM) submarine pump.

The SWL-7500 series lasers will be on show at the Oclaro booth (#C1.341) at LASER World of Photonics and available through the New Focus Catalog and website – www.newfocus.com – or by contacting sales@newfocus.com.

Oclaro was formerly Bookham, Inc. prior to its merger with Avanex Corporation last April. The company also recently announced entering into a definitive agreement with Newport Corporation which, if the transaction closes, will, among other things, provide Oclaro with a portion of the Newport Spectra Physics high power laser diode business, and provide Newport with the existing New Focus business. Oclaro will continue to leverage its cutting edge, high reliability laser diode manufacturing facilities to service industrial, defense and medical markets with high power lasers and VCSELs.

Notes to editors

  1. On April 27, 2009, Bookham, Inc. & Avanex, Corp. merged to create Oclaro, Inc.
  2. LASER World of Photonics will take place 15-18 June 2009 at the New Munich Trade Fair Center
  3. Oclaro will be exhibiting at the LASER World of Photonics exhibition at booth #C1.341
  4. To arrange an interview with representatives of Oclaro before or during the show, please contact Howard Jones on howard@rooftop-pr.com or +44 (0)7500 849 738

About Oclaro

Oclaro, with headquarters in San Jose, California, is a tier 1 provider of high performance optical components, modules and subsystems to the telecommunications market, and is one of the largest providers to metro and long haul network applications. Oclaro, the result of the combination of Bookham, Inc. and Avanex Corporation, leverages proprietary core technologies and vertically integrated product development to provide its broad customer base with cost-effective and innovative optical solutions. The company’s Advanced Photonics Division is chartered with driving Oclaro’s diversification and growth into new markets, leveraging Oclaro’s strong brand, chip design and manufacturing expertise. Oclaro is a global company, with leading chip fabrication facilities in the U.K., Switzerland and Italy, and manufacturing sites in the US, Thailand and China.

Oclaro, the Oclaro logo and all other Oclaro product names and slogans are trademarks or registered trademarks of Oclaro, Inc. in the USA or other countries.

About New Focus

New Focus, an Oclaro brand, is a leading name in the provision of photonics solutions for demanding semiconductor, life science, industrial, scientific, and other applications. New Focus products include high performance lasers, modulators, detectors, high resolution actuators, optomechanics and optics for precision measurement and processing.

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