LightPath receives SBIR award for molded IR lens development

November 2, 2007, Orlando, FL--LightPath Technologies was awarded a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the Naval Air Warfare Center to develop molding technologies for infrared (IR) optical components. These molding processes in IR glass materials will provide lower costs for both government and commercial applications.

LightPath has more than 20 years of experience molding visible and near-IR aspherical optics. This grant will provide funding that will expand LightPath's existing molding technology and provide enhanced capabilities for larger-diameter lenses in the mid- and long-wavelength IR spectrum.

"Lower-cost infrared optics will enable new markets and applications in thermal imaging," said James Magos, VP of sales and marketing for LightPath. "The U.S. government and commercial industries are making significant investments in reducing infrared detector costs. This program is the first step in reducing the cost of optical components, which are a large factor in overall system design. The development program will enable larger infrared aspheric lenses and a broader market penetration," he added.

For more information, visit www.lightpath.com.

Most Popular Articles

Webcasts

Handheld Spectrometers

Spectroscopy can be a powerful measurement tool, and handheld spectrometers offer the ultimate in portability, so the instrument can be applied wherever meas...

Fracking, climate change, and lasers:  new tools to reduce fugitive methane emissions

This webcast, sponsored by Hamamatsu Corporation, covers recent developments and field deployments of compact quantum-cascade-laser (QCL)-based methane senso...

Opportunities in the Mid-IR

The technology for exploiting the mid-IR is developing rapidly:  it includes quantum-cascade lasers and other sources, spectroscopic instruments of many...

Fiber Optic Sensors – Fundamentals, Principles and Applications

In this webcast, sponsored by Nufern, we focus on optical fiber sensing technology.  Fundamental concepts will be presented first, followed by the under...
Technical Digests

HIGH-POWER FIBER LASERS: Working in the kilowatt regime

High-power materials-processing fiber lasers are available in an increasing variety of forms, as ...
Sponsored by

Click here to have your products listed in the Laser Focus World Buyers Guide.

RELATED PRODUCTS

Laser Beamsteering Mirrors

First choice for all mirror applications: Optics Balzers designs and produces flat mirr...

Fluorescence Filter Sets

Optics Balzers fluorescence filter sets include excitation and emission filters (bandpa...

Westech Optical Mirrors

Westech provides stock and custom mirrors. Spherical and flat mirrors are the most popu...

RELATED COMPANIES

Technodiamant USA Inc

Manufactures quality diamond tools including "Controlled Waviness" tools for precision ...

CVI Laser Optics

Provides solutions for semiconductor, biotechnology, materials processing and basic res...

Cirrus Photonics LLC

Provides innovative light source and optical systems solutions to address demanding tec...

Social Activity

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
Copyright © 2007-2014. PennWell Corporation, Tulsa, OK. All Rights Reserved.PRIVACY POLICY | TERMS AND CONDITIONS