LightPath Technologies Inc

Orlando, FL 32826


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2603 Challenger Tech Ct
Suite 100
Orlando, FL 32826
United States

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Optics and photonics solutions, in the industrial, defense, telecommunications, testing and measurement, and medical industries. Molded glass asphere lenses, infrared lenses, fiber collimators and gradient index GRADIUM® lenses.


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Thermal Imaging Assemblies

Infrared lenses designed for thermal imaging cameras
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Connectorized Collimators

aspheric lenses with the ease of assembly of a fiber
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Geltech™ Aspheres

Precision molded glass lenses.


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Detectors & Imaging

LWIR thermal imaging cores offer 8–14 µm spectral coverage

Longwave-infrared (LWIR) microbolometer imaging cores operating at up to 960 fps are based on an uncooled amorphous silicon microbolometer.
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FIGURE 1. The bottom left corner shows the MANTIS camera imaging smoldering after the fire was extinguished with water.
Detectors & Imaging

Uncooled camera enables multispectral applications

LightPath’s MANTIS multispectral camera solves cooling in both the midwave and longwave ranges simultaneously, without the complicated, heavy, and expensive systems needed today...
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Multispectral camera images in MWIR and LWIR simultaneously

The MANTIS multispectral infrared camera system images in both the midwave- and longwave-infrared (MWIR and LWIR) ranges simultaneously.
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FIGURE 1. Together, China and Russia provide 83% of the world’s germanium, with other non-U.S. countries producing about 12%.

Chalcogenide glass gears up for infrared imaging

Chalcogenide glasses transmit a wide range of infrared (IR) wavelengths and are poised to take over the market for imaging and laser optics in this spectral range. But U.S. manufacturin...
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Photonics business roundup: August 2022

Let’s recap all the business announcements in photonics from August 2022.
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Serving up solutions

LightPath CEO Sam Rubin discusses the company’s approach to an evolving industry.
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Photonics business roundup: July 2022

Let’s recap all the business announcements in photonics from July 2022.
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LightPath Technologies adds freeform optics to its offerings

Freeform optics are becoming a key element in applications such as augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR), among others.
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Joint optics project to develop lightweight thermal cameras for space applications

The project is a joint development effort between LightPath and RP Optical Lab, with support from the University of Central Florida’s Center for Research and Education in Optics...
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Key features of the tunable laser spectrometer (TLS), one of the instruments within the laboratory suite named Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) aboard NASA's Curiosity Mars rover, are shown. The upper half of the graphic is a schematic illustration of TLS, and the lower half is a photograph of it from before its installation into SAM.

Optical components from ISP Optics are part of Mars Exploration program

The company’s zinc sulfide midwave-infrared (MWIR) lens and beamsplitter are critical components of the tunable laser spectrometer (TLS) instrument on the Mars Curiosity Rover...

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Custom molded aspheric lenses have use in telecommunications

Custom molded aspheric lenses using Sumita glass K-PSFn202 offer a refractive index of 2.02.

LightPath high-index optics include aspheric lenses for laser diode applications

Optics produced from Sumita’s high-index glass, K-PSFn202, include high-performance glass aspheric lenses optimized for telecommunications and other laser diode applications.
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LightPath Technologies adds sales partner in Israel

The optical components and assemblies maker has entered a sales partnership with an Israel-based optical components and optomechanics specialist.
FIGURE 1. Numerous materials suitable for use in IR optics include chalcogenide glasses, semiconductors, water-soluble crystals, and others; the chalcogenides are shown in blue.
Optics & Design

Advances in Optical Systems: Chalcogenide’s place in the infrared optical materials spectrum

Many optical materials exist for designing IR optics; chalcogenide BD6 has some advantages when compared with legacy materials.

LightPath Technologies gets $759,000 in new orders for defense optics

Orders are for a variety of precision molded optics (visible light spectrum) and infrared optics.

LightPath Technologies receives $5 million order for infrared optical lens elements

Manufacturing to begin immediately, with the order to ship over 12 months.

LightPath Technologies expands manufacturing capabilities in Latvia and China

The company has expanded its IR optics facility in Latvia and automotive electronics in China.

LightPath Technologies chalcogenide glass has use in IR applications

BD6 As40Se60 chalcogenide glass is available for use in many infrared applications.
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FIGURE 1. These molded chalcogenide glass lenses by LightPath Technologies provide a cost-effective alternative to single-point diamond-turned germanium lenses; they also have the advantage of not turning optically opaque at temperatures above 65°C, as does germanium.

Photonics Products: Molded Optics: Precision glass molding boosts gamut of optics

Glass molding produces precision components for lower cost at high quantities, and allows unusual shapes and functions.
Fiber Optics

LightPath to design fiber delivery systems for autonomous vehicles with OLE

LightPath Technologies signed a joint development agreement with OLE-Systems for optical fiber delivery technology.

LightPath wins contract for precision molded optics from Renishaw

LightPath Technologies was selected by Renishaw to supply two types of glass molded lenses.

Seeking global growth, LightPath Technologies will acquire ISP Optics

LightPath Technologies buys infrared optics maker ISP Optics for $18 million.

LightPath and Nanomaterial Innovation hope to enhance precision glass molding with graphene

LightPath Technologies has won a $200,000 SBIR award to work on carbide bonded graphene coating for enhanced glass molding.
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Aspheres: Precision glass molded aspheric lenses: Design for manufacturing

Designing for manufacturability of precision glass molded aspheric lenses provides the lowest possible cost at the highest possible quality.

LightPath Technologies supplies IR molded optics for firefighting thermal-imaging cameras

Molded chalcogenide glass optical lens assemblies have a 40° field-of-view.
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Complex aspheric surface profiles can greatly reduce or eliminate many aberrations in spherical-lens optical systems.

Laser Optics: Selecting the right aspheres for laser applications

Manufacturing processes including CNC polishing, precision glass molding, or hybrid aspherizing are combined with inspection and testing techniques to integrate aspheres into ...

LightPath Technologies aspheric assemblies for LWIR thermal imaging

The 7100141 and 7100143 molded infrared aspheric imaging assemblies are for applications in longwave-infrared (LWIR) thermal imaging.

Blue laser lens from LightPath Technologies for commercial blue diodes

The 352673 molded glass aspheric lens is optimized to collimate Nichia’s 408 nm blue laser diode, and is designed for the specific beam divergences, peak wavelength, and window...
Test & Measurement

MWIR fiber collimator from LightPath Technologies uses molded IR aspheres

A new mid-wave infrared (MWIR) fiber collimator uses molded IR aspheres.
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FIGURE 1. Molded optics can start with raw materials made of plastic (left) or glass (right). Thermoplastic resins for plastic optical injection molding are provided in extruded and cut pellet form. The PGM process requires a precision preform prior to molding.

MOLDED OPTICS: Precision molded glass challenges plastic optics

Advances in mold tooling and glass technologies have enabled production of molded glass optics that are cost competitive with plastic optics for an increasing range of applications...

Optical isolators from LightPath suit small form factor laser diodes

Combining both an aspheric lens and an isolator, the Oasis monolithic isolator and Aspheric LensOasis packages offer diffraction-limited performance optics and isolation for small...

LightPath Technologies and CREOL enter into research agreement on moldable IR glass

LightPath Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPTH), which produces optical components and assemblies, and the University of Central Florida's (UCF) College of Optics and Photonics (CREOL...
Detectors & Imaging

LWIR lens assembly from LightPath for uncooled infrared sensors

A new f/1.3, 14.9 mm focal length long-wave infrared (LWIR) lens assembly is designed for uncooled infrared sensors.
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Collimating lenses from LightPath feature high NA for maximum light collection

New aspheric molded lenses are designed for collimating light from MWIR and LWIR lasers, such as quantum cascade lasers (QCLs).
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IR lens assembly from LightPath Technologies designed for uncooled IR sensors

An f/1.0, 10.6-mm focal length longwave infrared (LWIR) lens assembly has been designed for uncooled IR sensors.
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Lens assembly provides athermalization for life-science applications

The BlackDiamond athermalized Long Wave Infrared (LWIR) lens assembly with 10.65-mm focal length was developed for uncooled infrared sensors using 8 – 12 µm infrared signatures...