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the Optoelectronics Company is authorised distributor for Opnext Laser Diode Technology in Europe and North America

PRESS RELEASE: January 2012

The Optoelectronics Company Ltd., a distributor and manufacturer of innovative optoelectronic components, is pleased to announce that it has been selected as an authorised distributor for Opnext, Inc. laser diode products in Europe and North America.

The Optoelectronics Company will offer the complete Opnext line-up of high performance industrial laser diodes from 404nm through 852nm and output power ranges from 5mW to 500mW.

One of the notable red laser diodes from Opnext for mobile pico projector applications is the HL63603TG laser diode, which has a visible wavelength of 638nm and an output power of 120mW. The HL63603TG red laser diode is available in a 3.8mm package with single transverse mode and is ideal as the red light source of RGB laser pico projectors.

"Damon Cookman and I are very excited to be representing Opnext as a distributor of laser diode products in Europe and North America," said Optoelectronics Company Managing Director Tony Pope. "We expect current global economic conditions to make the next 12-18 months challenging, but we are confident that there will remain a strong market throughout Europe and North America for innovative optoelectronic products."

With more than 30 years of industry experience, Opnext offers a diverse line-up of laser diodes from 404nm through 852nm and output power ranges from 5mW to 500mW.

All Opnext laser diodes are RoHS compliant.

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about THE OPTOELECTRONICS COMPANY LTD

The Optoelectronics Company is a manufacturer of custom-designed and standard laser diode modules and laser diode collimators. It is also a supplier of  USHIO (ex Oclaro ex Opnext) Laser Diodes and Panasonic Aspherical Glass Lenses to industrial, medical, biomedical and defence customers throughout the UK, Europe and USA.

contact details

For more information about the Optoelectronics Company please visit our website at www.oe-company.com or contact us at: Green End Farm, Wood End Green, Henham, Hertfordshire, CM22 6AY, UK, tel: +44 (0) 1279 851851, email: info@oe-company.com.

about OCLARO (Opnext)

OCLARO, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLR) is one of the largest providers of lasers and optical components, modules and subsystems for the optical communications, industrial, and consumer laser markets.? The company is a global leader dedicated to photonics innovation, with cutting-edge research and development (R&D) and chip fabrication facilities in the U.S., U.K., Italy, Switzerland, Israel, Korea and Japan. It has in-house and contract manufacturing sites in China, Malaysia and Thailand, with design, sales and service organizations in most of the major regions around the world. For more information, visit http://www.oclaro.com.

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