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Document and Entity Information
6 Months Ended
Oct. 30, 2011
Nov. 30, 2011
Entity Information [Line Items]    
Entity Registrant Name FINISAR CORP  
Entity Central Index Key 0001094739  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --04-30  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Oct. 30, 2011  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2012  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2  
Amendment Flag false  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   90,829,334