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Agility launches high-power, single-chip, 10-mW widely tunable laser and widely tunable electro-absorption modulator laser at OFC

March 12, 2002

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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Agility Communications(TM), Inc., the award-winning manufacturer of widely tunable lasers for metro, switching, and long-haul markets, announces today the Agility 3105 CW Widely Tunable Laser Assembly(TM) (TLA), a high-powered 10-mW widely tunable laser that can rapidly tune to 100 C-band channels. Based on the company's patented Sampled Grating Distributed Bragg Reflector (SG-DBR) platform, Agility is delivering the first commercially viable, solid-state widely tunable laser. The Agility product is the first in the industry to monolithically integrate the tunable laser with a semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA). The Agility 3105 is available in an industry-standard 24-pin footprint to enable multiple sourcing and make the chip easy to incorporate into designs. Agility will be showcasing the product at the Optical Fiber Communication (OFC) Conference and Exhibit 2002 next week in Anaheim, Calif. In a separate release Agility Communications(TM), Inc., the award-winning manufacturer of widely tunable lasers for metro, switching, and long-haul markets, announces today the availability of the first widely tunable electro-absorption modulator laser (EML). Agility's 4245 EML is based on the company's patented Sampled Grating Distributed Bragg Reflector (SG-DBR) platform, the first commercially viable architecture to integrate several functions on a single chip. Offering the smallest widely tunable transmitter footprint in the industry in a 24-pin multi-source agreement (MSA)-compatible package, the Agility 4245 EML offers performance and reliability at a much lower cost than currently available fixed-wavelength or narrowly tunable lasers. Agility will be showcasing the 4245 EML at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibit 2002 next week in Anaheim, Calif. "ElectroniCast studies have documented the enormous growth for network components, including widely tunable EML, that are required for carriers' networks to satisfy the tremendous demand on bandwidth," said Stephen Montgomery, president of ElectroniCast. "Agility's widely tunable EML is a significant step forward for the industry -- and substantiates the company's growing reputation as one that carriers can depend on for optical networking components that will provide the bandwidth on demand that is necessary for more flexible networks at reduced costs." Agility Communications Inc. For more information on OFC 2002, please visit: www.nottheofc.com

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