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Finisar Introduces WaveShaper Optical Processor with Reprogrammable MxN Port Configuration


10 March 2015

Victoria McDonald
Corporate Communications
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Finisar Introduces WaveShaper Optical Processor with Reprogrammable MxN Port Configuration

Finisar also upgrades functionality of WaveAnalyzer 1500S Optical Spectrum Analyzer

SUNNYVALE, CA, March 10, 2015– Finisar (NASDAQ: FNSR) today introduced the
WaveShaper™ 16000S Programmable Optical Processor with reprogrammable MxN port
configuration. In addition, the WaveAnalyzer 1500S High Resolution Optical Spectrum
Analyzer offers new functionality ideally suited for Research & Development applications.

The WaveShaper 16000S capabilities have been extended by offering additional port
configurations. In addition to the standard 4x16 configuration, this instrument now supports
1x19, 8x12 and 10x10 port configurations. User-defined filter functions with arbitrary shape in
amplitude and phase can still be applied between any input and any output port. This flexible
port allocation is of particular importance to research on Software Defined Networks (SDN).

The WaveAnalyzer 1500S adds enhanced signal analysis capability for Optical Signal to Noise
Ratio (OSNR) Measurements in real time with update rates of up to 10 Hz. The WaveAnalyzer’s
6-point OSNR measurement technique enables OSNR measurements on densely spaced channels
by exploiting the high spectral resolution (150 MHz) of the instrument.
The WaveShaper and WaveAnalyzer instruments can be controlled using Finisar’s intuitive
graphical user interface packages or simple Application Programming Interface (API). The API
is available for both Windows and Linux operating systems and allows integration of the
instruments in test system environments.
“With the upgrades of the WaveAnalyzer 1500S and WaveShaper 16000S, Finisar continues to
demonstrate its commitment to provide advanced test solutions for leading edge of optical
communication technology,” said Dr. Simon Poole, Director of New Business Ventures, Finisar
Australia. “The WaveAnalyzer 1500S provides real-time OSNR measurements on advanced,
densely spaced channel plans, while the WaveShaper 16000S provides a unique platform for
research into dynamically configurable networks in Telecom and Storage applications.”
Both instruments are available now for shipping in April 2015.
The WaveAnalyzer 1500S High Resolution Optical Spectrum Analyzer and the WaveShaper
16000S Programmable Optical Processor will be on display at the Optical Fiber Communications
Conference (OFC) from March 24 to 26 at the Convention Center in Los Angeles, California,
USA, at Finisar’s booth #1403.
For more information about Finisar's optical test and measurement products, please visit
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
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