Tunable Photonics Corp. receives $7 million in venture capital financing

Apr. 24, 2001--Tunable Photonics Corp. announced it has closed its Series A round of financing with a total of $7 million in venture capital financing.

Tunable Photonics Corp. announced it has closed its Series A round of financing with a total of $7 million in venture capital financing. Blueprint Ventures of San Francisco and Forrest, Binkley and Brown of Newport Beach, Calif., each invested $3 million, with The United Co. of Bristol, Va., providing $1 million.

Tunable Photonics produces components for fiber-optic communications. Its products include a wavelength locker and wavelength mapper for widely tunable lasers which are expected to displace fixed wavelength lasers in the Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) market. Tunable Photonics' technology is protected by several pending patents.

The Tunable Photonics wavelength locker uses a proprietary tunable etalon to lock any tunable laser to any communications channel wavelength under software control.

The wavelength mapper is used to characterize widely tunable lasers during their manufacturing, allowing the company to map a Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL) in less than a second. The company claims that more complicated lasers take only a few minutes to map.

About Tunable Photonics:

Tunable Photonics, a spinoff of SpectraSensors Inc., produces components for fiber-optic communications. For more information, visit www.tunablephotonics.com.

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