Saturday, March 11, 2017

LightPath Technologies to Exhibit At the Upcoming SPIE Defense and Commercial Sensing Event


For Immediate Release:

LightPath Technologies to Exhibit
At the Upcoming
SPIE Defense and Commercial Sensing Event

ORLANDO, FL – March 09, 2017 -- LightPath Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPTH) (“LightPath,” the “Company,” or “we”), a leading vertically integrated global manufacturerdistributor andintegrator of proprietary optical and infrared components and high-level assemblies,  announced it will exhibit at the SPIE Defense and Commercial Sensing event. The show takes place April 9th through April 13th in the Anaheim Convention Center located in Anaheim, California.

LightPath invites you to visit them at booth #337 and be among the first to see the newest offerings including thermal imaging assemblies and QCL lenses made of Chalcogenide glass.  Expanding its infrared capabilities with the recent acquisition of ISP Optics, LightPath encourages the attendees to review the variety of products produced by ISP at their booth positioned in a nearby location, booth #242

Jim Gaynor, LightPath’s President & CEO, stated, “The opportunity to have our experts discuss the features and benefits of LightPath’s precision molded optics for visible and infrared applications with OEM’s, partners, and prospects during this important industry event is a tremendous value gained from exhibiting at this show.”

SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing 2017
The leading global technical conferences, courses, and exhibition on sensing, imaging, and photonics technologies for defense, security, health care, and the environment. Hear the latest technical advancements in sensors, infrared technology, laser systems, spectral imaging, radar, LIDAR, and more.

About LightPath Technologies:
LightPath Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPTH) is a leading global, vertically integrated provider of optics, photonics and infrared solutions for the industrial, defense, telecommunications, testing and measurement, and medical industries. LightPath designs, manufactures, and distributes proprietary optical and infrared components including molded glass aspheric lenses and assemblies, infrared lenses and thermal imaging assemblies, fused fiber collimators, and gradient index GRADIUM® lenses. LightPath also offers custom optical assemblies, including full engineering design support.  The Company is headquartered in Orlando, Florida, with manufacturing and sales offices in New York, Latvia and China.

LightPath’s wholly-owned subsidiary ISP Optics Corporation manufactures a full range of infrared products from high performance MWIR and LWIR lenses and lens assemblies.  ISP’s infrared lens assembly product line includes athermal lens systems used in cooled and un-cooled thermal imaging cameras.  Manufacturing is performed in-house to provide precision optical components including spherical, aspherical and diffractive coated infrared lenses.  ISP’s optics processes allow it to manufacture its products from all important types of infrared materials and crystals.  Manufacturing processes include CNC grinding and CNC polishing, diamond turning, continuous and conventional polishing, optical contacting and advanced coating technologies.

For more information on LightPath and its businesses, please visit www.lightpath.com.

This news release includes statements that constitute forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding our ability to expand our presence in certain markets, future sales growth, continuing reductions in cash usage and implementation of new distribution channels. This information may involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, factors detailed by LightPath Technologies, Inc. in its public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Except as required under the federal securities laws and the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission, we do not have any intention or obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Seminar: "A few surprises in multiple scattering of light" by Rémi Carminati, 3.23.17/12:00PM-1:00PM/CREOL RM 103

Seminar: "A few surprises in multiple scattering of light" by Rémi Carminati
Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
CREOL Room 103

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Rémi Carminati
Institut Langevin, ESPCI ParisTech
remi.carminati@espci.fr 

Abstract: 
Light scattering and transport in disordered media has been extensively studied. On the fundamental side, the possibility to study coherent scattering (speckles) in optics has been an essential tool in mesoscopic physics. On the  applied  side,  methods  and  techniques  have  been  developed  for  sensing  and  imaging  in  complex  media.  New trends have emerged recently with the possibility to control light propagation using disordered materials.
In this talk we will review recent results in the theory of light transport (diffusion) and scattering (speckles) that predict unexpected behaviors of interest for the control of light matter-­-interaction.
We will discuss an invariance property of the average path length in a wave diffusion process [1], and the first measurement demonstrating this invariance [2].
In the study of speckle patterns, we will show that a spatial correlation between the reflected and transmitted intensities  persists  even  in  the  multiple  scattering  regime  [3].  This  makes  possible  to  quantify  the  level  of  information on a transmitted speckle that can be deduced from a measurement of the reflected part only. We will finally address the influence of correlations in the disorder on the scattering strength. In the case of hyperuniform materials (a specific class of correlated materials), we will show that disordered materials that are both dense and transparent can be designed [4].
I am indebted to O. Leseur, N. Fayard, A. Goetschy and R. Pierrat with whom most of this work was done.

Biography:
Rémi Carminati received is PhD in Optical Physics in 1996 from Ecole Centrale Paris (advisor Prof. J.J. Greffet). In 1996-1997 he was a post-doctoral fellow at the Institute of Material Science of Madrid (Spain) in the group of Prof. M. Nieto-Vesperinas.  From 1997 to 2007, he was an associate professor (1997-2003) and a professor (2003-2007) at Ecole Centrale Paris (France). Since 2007, he has been a Professor of Physics at ESPCI Paris.  His research activity is carried out at the Langevin Institute (http://www.institut-langevin.espci.fr), where he leads the group of Mesoscopic and Theoretical Optics. His works have covered the fields of nanophotonics, plasmonics and light scattering in disordered media. Rémi Carminati received the Fabry-de-Gramont prize of the French Optical Society in 2006 and the Research award from the iXCore Research Foundation in 2009. He was elected a Fellow of the Optical Society of America in 2015.

For additional information:
Aristide Dogariu

CREOL Distinguished Seminar: "Time Reversal and Holography with Time Transformations" by Mathias Fink, 3.16.17/4:40PM-5:30PM/CREOL RM 103

CREOL Distinguished Seminar: "Time Reversal and Holography with Time Transformations" by Mathias Fink
Thursday, March 16, 2017 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
HEC Room 125

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Mathias Fink
Langevin Institute

Abstract :
Because time and space play a similar role in wave propagation, wave control can be achieved or by manipulating spatial boundaries or by manipulating time boundaries. Here we emphasize the role of time boundaries manipulation. We show that sudden changes of the medium properties generate instant wave sources that emerge instantaneously from the entire wavefield and can be used to control wavefield and to revisit the holographic principles and the way to create time-reversed waves. Experimental demonstrations of this approach with water waves will be presented and the extension of this concept to acoustic and electromagnetic waves will be discussed.  More sophisticated time manipulations can also be studied in order to extend the concept of photonic crystals and wave localization in the time domain.

Biography:
Mathias Fink is a professor  of  physics at the Ecole Superieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de la Ville de Paris (ESPCI ParisTech), Paris, France. In 1990 he founded the Laboratory Ondes et Acoustique at ESPCI that became in 2009 the Langevin Institute.  In 2002, he was elected at the French Academy of Engineering, in 2003 at the French Academy of Science and in 2008 at the College de France on the Chair of Technological Innovation. He has received several scientific awards as the CNRS medal of innovation, the Rayleigh Award of the IEEE Ultrasonics Society (2012), the ERC SYNERGY Grant (European Research Council) for the HELMHOLTZ project (2013) and the Edwin H. Land Medal of the Optical Society of America (OSA), 2014
Mathias Fink’s area of research is concerned with the propagation of waves in complex media and the development of numerous instruments based on this basic research. His current research interests include time-reversal in physics, wave control in complex media, super-resolution, metamaterials, multiwave imaging, and telecommunications. He has developed different techniques in medical imaging (ultrafast ultrasonic imaging, transient elastography, supersonic shear imaging). He holds more than 70 patents, and he has published more than 400 peer reviewed papers and book chapters. 6 start-up companies with more than 300 employees have been created from his research (Echosens, Sensitive Object, Supersonic Imagine, Time Reversal Communications, CardiaWave and GreenerWave).

For additional information:
Aristide Dogariu

Thursday, February 23, 2017

LPTH Press Release: LightPath Technologies to Present at 29th Annual ROTH Conference


For Immediate Release:

LightPath Technologies to Present at
29th Annual ROTH Conference

ORLANDO, FL – February 23, 2017 – LightPath Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPTH) (“LightPath,” the “Company,” or “we”), a leading vertically integrated global manufacturer, distributor and integrator of proprietary optical and infrared components and high-level assemblies, today announced that its management is scheduled to participate in the 29th Annual ROTH Conference on March 13, 2017.

Event:  29th Annual ROTH Conference
Date:  Monday, March 13, 2017
Location:  The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel-Dana Point, CA
Presentation Time:  9:00 a.m. Pacific Time

The investor presentation used at the conferences will be posted in the investor relations section of the Company’s website (www.lightpath.com) on the day of the event.

About LightPath Technologies

LightPath Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPTH) provides optics and photonics solutions for the industrial, defense, telecommunications, testing and measurement, and medical industries. LightPath designs, manufactures, and distributes optical and infrared components including molded glass aspheric lenses and assemblies, infrared lenses and thermal imaging assemblies, fused fiber collimators, and gradient index GRADIUM® lenses. LightPath also offers custom optical assemblies, including full engineering design support. For more information, visit www.lightpath.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release includes statements that constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of federal securities laws, which are statements other than historical facts and that frequently use words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “position,” “should,” “strategy,” “target,” “will” and similar words. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release. Although the Company believes that the plans, intentions, and expectations reflected in or suggested by the forward-looking statements are reasonable, there is no assurance that these plans, intentions, or expectations will be achieved. Therefore, actual outcomes and results could materially differ from what is expressed, implied, or forecasted in such statements. This release contains certain forward-looking statements that are based on current plans and expectations and are subject to various risks and uncertainties. LightPath’s business may be influenced by many factors that are difficult to predict, involve uncertainties that may materially affect results, and are often beyond our control. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, factors detailed in the Company’s public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements included in this press release are expressly qualified in their entirety by such cautionary statements. Except as required underthe federal securities laws and the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Company does not have any intention or obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Seminar: "New Paradigm for multi-TW MWIR and LWIR Atmospheric Propagation over Kilometer Ranges" by Jerome V. Moloney, 3.6.17/12:00PM-1:00PM/CREOL RM

Seminar: "New Paradigm for multi-TW MWIR and LWIR Atmospheric Propagation over Kilometer Ranges" by Jerome V. Moloney
Monday, March 6, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
CREOL Room 103

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Jerome V. Moloney

Abstract:
A fundamentally new set of paradigms for sustaining individual MWIR and LWIR multi-TW light bullets over multiple kilometer range propagation distances in the atmosphere are identified. The physics can now be described by an optical carrier resolved generalized Modified Kadomtsev Petviashili (MKP) equation derivable from our UPPE model. Two competing singularities emerge 1) the usual self-focusing collapse associated with the Nonlinear Schroedinger equation and 2) an optical carrier wave shock singularity. For MWIR wavelength pulses the latter introduces a new regularization mechanism involving recurrent bursts of shock initiated (dispersive) harmonic waves limiting peak intensities, reducing ionization and eliminating the need for artificial nonlinear saturation effects. Additional new physics emerges as one moves from MWIR to LWIR wavelengths. Many-body effects associated with Coulomb scattering of weakly ionized electrons associated with spatially separated gas species become dominant and a new mechanism emerges which suppresses the standard Kerr nonlinear self-focusing. Now whole beam self-trapping becomes the dominant pulse transport mechanism replacing nonlinear filamentation. We predict that multi-TW, multi-Joule pulses can be sustained over multiple kilometer ranges. We will present simulations for MWIR and LWIR pulses propagating in two atmospheric transmission windows.

Biography:
Jerome V Moloney is a Professor of Mathematics and Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona and is Director of the Arizona Center for Mathematical Sciences, an internationally recognized research center in applied mathematics. He is a fellow of the Optical Society of America and a recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt Prize in physics. Research interests span a wide range of photonics and nonlinear optics fields including ultrashort, high power femtosecond pulse propagation; computational nanophotonics, fiber laser modeling, many-body physics of semiconductor optical properties and modeling semiconductor passive and active devices. He has published more than 450 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has given over two hundred invited papers at national and international conferences.

For additional information:
Demetrios Christodoulides

Saturday, February 18, 2017

IEEE/CREOL/NSTC - Distinguish Lecture - Prof. Andrea Alu from UT-Austin, February 21, 2017, 11 am, CREOL Room 103

Andrea Alù, Ph.D.
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin

Tuesday February 21, 2017
11:00AM — 12:00PM
CREOL
Room 103
Light refreshments will be served.

From Cloaking to One-Way Propagation: the Fascinating Physics and Engineering of Metamaterials


Metamaterials are artificial materials with properties well beyond what offered by nature, providing unprecedented opportunities to tailor and enhance the interaction between waves with materials. In this talk, I discuss our recent research activity in electromagnetics, nano-optics, acoustics and mechanics, showing how suitably tailored meta-atoms and arrangements of them open exciting venues to manipulate and control waves in unprecedented ways. I will discuss our recent theoretical and experimental results, including metamaterials for scattering suppression, nanostructures and metasurfaces to control wave propagation and radiation, large nonreciprocity without magnetism, giant nonlinearities in properly tailored metamaterials, and parity-time symmetric meta-atoms and metasurfaces. Physical insights into these exotic phenomena, new devices based on these concepts, and their impact on technology will be discussed during the talk.

Biography: Andrea Alù is the Temple Foundation Endowed Professor #3 at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his Laurea (2001) and PhD (2007) from the University of Roma Tre, Italy, and, after a postdoc at the University of Pennsylvania, he joined the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin in 2009. His current research interests span over a broad range of areas, including metamaterials and plasmonics, electromagnetics, nano-optics, photonics and acoustics. Dr. Alù is a Fellow of IEEE, OSA, and APS, and has received several scientific awards, including the NSF Alan T. Waterman award (2015), the OSA Adolph Lomb Medal (2013), and the URSI Issac Koga Gold Medal (2011) .
For further information please click link below: http://www.nanoscience.ucf.edu/news/events.php

Contact:
Debashis Chanda, Ph.D. 
Raj Mittra


RAJ MITTRA DISTINGUISHED LECTURE PROGRAM
CREOL
NanoScience Technology Center

Friday, February 17, 2017

Analog Modules Inc. names two new co-presidents


      Analog Modules Inc. (“AMI”), a subsidiary of HEICO Corporation Electronic Technologies Group (NYSE:HEI.A) (NYSE:HEI), announces that Gary A. Sweezey and Timothy M. Ayres have been promoted to Co-Presidents of the organization. Ian D. Crawford, the former President of AMI, will remain on staff as Founder and CEO.

     Timothy (“Tim”) M. Ayres has been employed by AMI since 1993 and has served as Product Engineer, Product Manager, and Vice President of the Laser Electronics Division. Mr. Ayres served as a Cavalry Scout in the US Army, and later received a BSEE from the University of Central Florida. Mr. Ayres is also a graduate of the University of Central Florida, CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics where he earned an MSEE degree.

     Gary A. Sweezey has been employed by AMI since 1992 and has served as Product Manager and Vice President of the Sensors Division. Mr. Sweezey is a graduate of the University of Arizona with a BSEE. Mr. Sweezey also is a graduate of the University of Central Florida, CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, where he earned an MSEE and a graduate of the UCF College of Business Administration where he earned an MBA.

     Ian D. Crawford founded AMI in 1979 and will continue to oversee the company operations. Mr. Crawford is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh and holds a number of U.S. and U.K. patents relating to electrooptics and associated electronics.


     Analog Modules, Inc. designs and produces a wide range of stand-alone and OEM analog electronic products primarily for the laser and electro-optics industries. These products serve laser and sensor applications in medical, military, scientific, and industrial markets. AMI became a member of the HEICO family in April 2001.

HEICO Corporation is engaged primarily in certain niche segments of the aviation, defense, space and electronics industries through its Hollywood, FL-based HEICO Aerospace Holdings Corp. subsidiary and its Miami, FL-based HEICO Electronic Technologies Corp. subsidiary. HEICO's customers include a majority of the world's airlines and airmotives as well as numerous defense and space contractors and military agencies worldwide in addition to medical, telecommunication and electronic equipment manufacturers. For more information about Analog Modules, Inc. please visit our website at www.analogmodules.com. For more information about HEICO, please visit www.heico.com