AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS and SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 14, 2012) -   Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) today announced a demonstration of the new WaveShaper 2000S Polarization Processor and WaveShaper 4000S Fourier Processor to be held next week at the European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC). These introductions are particularly beneficial to researchers and developers of optical communication systems. They enable more thorough system testing as well as reduced development time for optical components and systems. In addition, Finisar will exhibit its 100GE CFP2 module based on the CFP2 MSA form factor. See the WaveShaper demonstrations and the new CFP2 module at the ECOC exhibition in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 17 to 19, in Finisar's booth #500.

The WaveShaper 2000S Polarization Processor allows users to emulate spectrally-varying Polarization Dependent Loss (PDL) and Differential Group Delay (DGD) by controlling the signal amplitude and phase, depending on the polarization of the optical input signal. The high spectral resolution of the WaveShaper 2000S also allows controllable emulation of Polarization Dependent Frequency Shift (PDFS) for narrow-band filtering components such as cascaded wavelength selective switches.

The Fourier Processing capability is an additional function of the WaveShaper 4000S Multiport Optical Processor. This capability allows users to split an optical channel into multiple outputs and process these outputs independently. For example, multi-channel Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT) demodulators with arbitrary channel spacing can be created by programming the WaveShaper software. Development times are greatly reduced as the parameters of such devices can be optimized simply by reprogramming the WaveShaper.

"With the introduction of the new WaveShaper 2000S and the Fourier Processing capability of the WaveShaper 4000S, we are significantly expanding the WaveShaper family, in particular for developing coherent, phase-modulated and polarization-multiplexed systems and components," said Dr. Simon Poole, Director of New Business Ventures, Finisar Australia. "These exciting additions have been developed for customers needing to extend the unique spectral shaping and phase control of the WaveShaper instrument in applications of next-generation communication systems using advanced modulation formats."

100GE CFP2 Module
During ECOC, Finisar will also showcase its new 10km 100GE CFP2 module based on the CFP2 MSA form factor. This high-density, hot-pluggable optical transceiver offers a significantly reduced size compared to the first generation CFP and is optimally designed for standards-compliant 100GBASE-LR4 and OTU4 applications. The module has a power dissipation of less than 8W, enabled by its transmitter package based on 4x28G DFB lasers, and it is optically interoperable with our existing 10km 100GE CFP modules. Lower power dissipation is a very critical feature for high port-count line cards which will utilize the CFP2 form factor.

In addition, Finisar will have on display equipment from its broad portfolio of optical products, including its latest transceivers, transponders, WSS ROADMs, ROADM linecards, advanced components, amplifiers, active cables and passive devices.

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About Finisar
Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) is a global technology leader for fiber optic subsystems and components that enable high-speed voice, video and data communications for telecommunications, networking, storage, wireless, and cable TV applications. For more than 20 years, Finisar has provided critical optics technologies to system manufacturers to meet the increasing demands for network bandwidth and storage. Finisar is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, USA with R&D, manufacturing sites, and sales offices worldwide. For additional information, visit Stay up to date with Finisar by reading the Lightspeed blog and connecting with us on Twitter, Facebook, and the Finisar YouTube Channel.

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