Recently, LightPath Technologies (News - Alert) published a statement in which it gave an update about its developments with infrared lenses. The company has reported progress in its thermal imaging business and has already sold products to many of its OEM customers.
Infrared lenses are used extensively in various applications these days. They’re used in cameras where there is no visible light. Even Burglar alarms make use of infrared technology. Various developments have taken place in this field in the last few years and many companies are working to take this technology further.
LightPath has been looking to reduce the expenses associated with the development of thermal infrared products. The company has also been looking to manufacture more products at its Orlando facility pursues projects in molding yield.
The infrared optic products from LightPath offer a wavelength range of 1 μm - 14 μm. They enable increased production and also allow companies to bring down the costs associated with production, the company has stated.
Jim Gaynor, president and chief executive officer at LightPath, commented, "We are excited to be in the position to penetrate this $150-million addressable market for infrared products, spanning a diverse customer base. We are continuing to expand our thermal imaging business with OEM customers and see additional opportunities as we introduce additional quantum cascade laser lenses which will be showcased at the upcoming Photonics West exhibition February 5-7.”
In 2009, the company introduced a new product for the makers of molded aspheric lenses. This new family of RoHS-compliant molded glass aspheric lenses offered a high index of refraction and met the RoHS standards.
This offered an opportunity to change lead glass-based products with the help of RoHS-complaint lenses.
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