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Finisar Introduces 1 x 16 Port WaveShaper Programmable Optical Processor for Optical Communication R&D Applications

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/18/14 -- Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) today introduced a new member of its WaveShaper family of Programmable Optical Processors. The new WaveShaper 16000 provides a 1 by 16 port configuration and allows filtering of optical signals with arbitrary amplitude and phase. It has been designed for system test applications including channel shaping, multiplexing or de-multiplexing, channel add/drop and Flexgrid™ operation in optical R&D labs.

Covering the entire C-band of the optical communications window, the WaveShaper 16000 supports Fourier Processing which allows splitting of an input optical signal between multiple output ports, each with individual filter functions applied. The WaveShaper 16000 can be controlled using Finisar's intuitive WaveManager graphical user interface. For high-throughput test environments, the WaveShaper 16000 is supported by Finisar's simple Application Programming Interface for both Windows and Linux operating systems.

The WaveShaper 16000 is available as bench-top unit (16000S) and as modular version for system integration (16000M). It has the same size and command set as the existing members of the WaveShaper family and therefore can serve as a drop-in replacement. The WaveShaper 16000 is available and can be ordered immediately.

"The latest member of the WaveShaper family is being introduced in response to customer needs for higher port count devices," said Simon Poole, Finisar Australia, Director of New Business Ventures. "The WaveShaper 16000 will assist the research and development of next generation networks using Flexgrid™ and super channels at data rates of 400G and above."

The complete test instrument family, including the WaveShaper 16000S, will be on display at OFC 2014 from March 11-13 at the Moscone Center in Finisar's booth #3645.

WaveShaper Workshop at OFC

On Monday, March 10 Finisar will conduct a Test Instrument Workshop at OFC. This free workshop will be held at the Moscone Convention Center and will focus on recent advances in programmable optical filtering. To register for this event or for additional information about these products, visit www.finisar.com/instruments.

For more information about OFC, visit: www.ofcconference.org

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 25 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 www.finisar.com. Stay up to date with Finisar by reading the Lightspeed blog and connecting with us on Twitter, Facebook, and the YouTube Finisar Channel.

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