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Agility Unveils Tunable Laser

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Agility Communications™, Inc., a pioneer of next-generation optical networking components, widely announces today the results of the first packaged prototype of a truly monolithic, 10-mW widely-tunable laser that can rapidly tune to more than 90 ITU (International Telecommunications Union) channels. The results were reported at the recent OFC Conference held the week of March 19, 2001. As the industry’s first widely-tunable monolithic laser to be graduated from laboratory experiments into prototypes for sampling, Agility’s 10-mW laser is capable of delivering substantial power over a wide tuning range from a single semiconductor chip. The OFC conference presents the latest in rapidly evolving technology and applications of optical fiber communications. This year's OFC conference had some 38,000 attendees and exhibits from more than 800 companies.

"At this year's OFC, there were many exciting announcements of what companies hope to do in the coming year," said Larry Coldren, co-founder of Agility. "We were delighted to report at the premier conference of our industry, and demonstrate among our peers, proof of the highest-power, monolithic, 10-mW widely-tunable laser to tune to more than 90 channels across the full C-band. Everyone wants higher power, the ability to integrate high-speed modulators, and lower cost. The data and results we've shared clearly show that our architecture can deliver on all three."

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