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JDS Uniphase announces smaller, MSA-compliant Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers with integrated polarization independent isolators

June 25, 2002

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OTTAWA and SAN JOSE, Calif. -- JDS Uniphase Corporation (Nasdaq: JDSU) and (TSE: JDU) today announced its new, smaller Semiconductor Optical Amplifier (SOA) module for fiberoptic communications. Its MSA-compliant design is the first to have integrated polarization independent optical isolators. The new SOA module meets the cost and performance requirements of the Metro market and can be used for multiple applications throughout the network, including switching, in-line amplification, booster applications and pre-amplification.SOAs, made using semiconductor chip technology, are smaller and lower cost than other types of optical amplifiers. The CQF 874 model is the first polarization independent SOA to include integrated optical isolators, which further reduces size and cost for equipment manufacturers. JDS Uniphase's CQF 871 and 872 models, which were among the first commercially available SOAs, and the new CQF 874 model require 40% less space than previous models, with an overall size of approximately 58 x 10 x 15 mm. These modules meet all mechanical, electrical and optical specifications of the Multi-source Agreement announced by JDS Uniphase and other leading optoelectronics suppliers in March 2002.JDS Uniphase Corp.

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