Three product families for use in either long-haul or metro area networks: the WaveHarp, WaveRider, and WavePower

March 19, 2001

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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Princeton Lightwave, Inc. (PLI), a leading provider of high performance active components, today announced three new product families for use in either long-haul or metro area networks. The WaveHarpTM, WaveRiderTM, and WavePowerTM are designed to deliver industry-leading power levels, enabling customers to increase performance, ease design constraints, and reduce overall architecture costs. The extra power these components provide translates into increased bandwidth for customers, while the simplified device platform results in high yield products and lower costs. In line with market needs, PLI's devices are designed for stability, reliability, greater throughput, and higher volumes-all at superior power levels. Covering the entire S, C, and L bands with any wavelength from 1280 to 1620 nm, these products rewrite the definition of power and performance.

WaveHarp Advanced Distributed Feedback Lasers (DFB): the WaveHarp is an advanced DFB laser that emits high power - reaching 300 milliwatts - in a narrow spectral band. As a wavelength-stabilized pump, the WaveHarp takes the new approach of integrating the grating on the laser chip, thus eliminating the need for an external Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) and reducing customers' costs. As a source laser, it can eliminate the need for amplifiers in Metro DWDM networks, significantly reducing system architecture cost and complexity to enable wide-scale deployment.

WaveRider Broadband GainChip (BGC): the WaveRider is a tunable BGC on an Indium Phosphide-based platform, packaged in chip-on-carrier sub-assemblies. The WaveRider is employed by our customers in external cavity lasers (ECL) for broadly tunable network source lasers. The WaveRider provides high power - providing more than 40 milliwatts in an ECL - an industry breakthrough. As a result, ECL customers can easily reduce both design constraints and manufacturing complexity.

WavePower Pump Lasers for Raman Amplifiers and EDFAs: The WavePower family of pumps is available in 14xx nm for Raman amplification and 1480 nm for EDFAs. PLI's pump design provides high power - reaching 500 milliwatts in a module. Higher pump power translates to higher amplifier gain and more robust amplifiers. The benefits to network providers include greater bandwidth, while reducing long haul network costs through simplified amplifier designs and all-optical transmission.

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