Ultra Hi-Rel couplers for use in undersea amplifiers

March 16, 2001

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Oplink Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:OPLK), designer and manufacturer of innovative optical components andintegrated optical modules, announced today its optical coupler productsfor use in undersea optical networks.Couplers from Oplink are built using a proprietary technology for fusingfibers together. Couplers are used extensively in undersea amplifiers tocouple fibers carrying light from pump lasers with signal-carryingfibers. Amplifier systems are typically submerged underwater for manyyears, so the couplers must meet extraordinary standards of reliability.

“We are testing our specially fabricated couplers in high temperatureand high humidity environments as required by the makers of underseaoptical equipment,” said Dennis Ma, Senior Director of ProductMarketing, Oplink. “We use special processes and packaging for highreliability as well as proprietary technology for fusing fibers toensure a reliable bond between the fibers.”


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