LightPath Technologies introduces RoHS-compliant glass aspheres for telecom systems

DECEMBER 1, 2009 -- LightPath has developed a set of lenses that replaces the company's current lead-glass-based products and meets the RoHS standards.

DECEMBER 1, 2009 -- LightPath Technologies Inc. has introduced a new family of RoHS-compliant, high-index-of-refraction molded glass aspheric lenses designed for the telecom market.

Molded aspheric lenses made from lead-based glasses have long been used in laser-to-fiber coupling systems inside of transceiver packages. RoHS compliance has been difficult to achieve based on the high performance requirements of these systems and the inherent capabilities of lead-based glasses. LightPath has developed a set of lenses that replaces the company's current lead-glass-based products and meets the RoHS standards.

LightPath says current demand for its new RoHS-compliant lenses is strong. The requirement for these lenses is being driven by the infrastructure upgrade for 3G wireless networks and new networks in developing countries such as China, which has more than 700 million subscribers and continues to grow.

LightPath Technologies is currently manufacturing the lenses in production volumes through its facility in Shanghai, China.

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