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RoHS compliant glass aspheric lens

LightPath Technologies

LightPath Technologies, Inc. is pleased to announce the introduction of a new family of RoHS compliant, high index of refraction molded glass aspheric lenses designed specifically for the telecommunications 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 Technologies has developed a set of lenses that replaces LightPath's current lead-glass based products and meets the RoHS standards.

Current demand for LightPath's family of 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 over 700 million subscribers and continues to grow.