Finisar Updates WaveShaper

Finisar expands WaveShaper instrument portfolio for optical system testing applications

September 13, 2011

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) today introduced new versions of the WaveShaper Programmable Optical Processor. The WaveShaper 1000S/X and 4000S/X offer an extended wavelength range covering both the C- and the L-band of the optical communications window in a single instrument. The new WaveShaper members have been designed for system testing of reconfigurable optical networks as well as for laser pulse shaping in metrology and medical systems. In addition, Finisar introduced version 2.0 of the WaveManager Application Suite software package which supports a range of new functions including an accurate prediction of a filter shape and emulation of a comb of laser channels.

The increased frequency range of the WaveShaper 1000S/X and 4000S/X provides benefits to multiple applications. In metrology, broader bandwidth ultrafast pulses can now be accurately manipulated, enabling many new applications in the area of super-continuum generation and optical atomic clocks. In communications, system testing of new reconfigurable network structures covering the extended C-band and even the C+L-band is enabled.

The newly released WaveManager Application Suite 2.0 helps to greatly reduce test cost in system testing with its novel emulation algorithm for creating DWDM spectra. Finisar achieves this by slicing and shaping a broadband spectrum and thus eliminating banks of modulated laser sources that have been used before. Finisar's approach even allows creating individual spectral shapes for the channels as if they were modulated with different data formats.

Finisar Corp. (Nasdaq: FNSR)

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