Friday, August 29, 2014

LPTH Press Release: LightPath Technologies Schedules Fiscal 2014 Fourth Quarter Conference Call

LightPath Technologies Schedules Fiscal 2014
Fourth Quarter Conference Call

Financial Results to be Announced on September 3rd After Market Close 

For Immediate Release

ORLANDO, FL – August 28, 2014 -- LightPath Technologies, Inc. (“LightPath”, the “Company” or “we”) (NASDAQ: LPTH), a global manufacturer, distributor and integrator of patented optical components and high-level assemblies, today announced the scheduling of a conference call and simultaneous webcast to discuss the Company’s financial and operational results for the fiscal 2014 fourth quarter ended June 30, 2014.

Conference Call Details:

Date: Wednesday, September 3, 2014 
Time: 4:30 PM (ET)
Dial-in Number: 1-800-860-2442   
International Dial-in Number: 1-412-858-4600  

Participants are recommended to dial-in or log-on approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the event. A replay of the call will be available approximately one hour after completion through September 12, 2014. To listen to the replay, dial 1-877-344-7529 (domestic) or 1-412-317-0088 (international), and enter conference ID # 10051212.

About LightPath Technologies

LightPath (NASDAQ: LPTH) manufactures optical products including precision molded aspheric optics, GRADIUM® glass products, proprietary collimator assemblies, laser components utilizing proprietary automation technology, higher-level assemblies and packing solutions. The Company's products are used in various markets, including industrial, medical, defense, test & measurement and telecommunications. LightPath has a strong patent portfolio that has been granted or licensed to us in these fields.  For more information, visit

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. 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, 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.

GRADIUM® is a registered trademark of LightPath Technologies.


Dorothy Cipolla, CFO                                                   
LightPath Technologies, Inc.
407-382-4003 x305                                                                                      

Jordan Darrow
Darrow Associates, Inc.


Thursday, August 28, 2014

TOMORROW! Physics Seminar: "Octave-wide frequency combs in the mid-infrared and their applications for sensing molecules" Konstantin Vodopyanov/ 8.29.14/ Physical Sciences Room 161

Physics Seminar: "Octave-wide frequency combs in the mid-infrared and their applications for sensing molecules" Konstantin Vodopyanov
Friday, August 29, 2014 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Physical Sciences Room 161

Optical frequency combs produced by ultrafast mode-locked lasers have revolutionized precision spectroscopy and time metrology, culminating in the 2005 Nobel Prize in Physics. I will present a new technique for extending frequency combs to the highly desirable yet difficult-to-achieve mid-infrared range - the region of fundamental molecular fingerprints. The technique is based on subharmonic optical parametric oscillation (OPO) that can be considered as a reverse of second harmonic generation. Using ultrafast erbium or thulium fiber lasers as a pump, we produce frequency combs that can be more than octave wide, e.g. span from 2.5 to 6 ┬Ám without gaps. I will talk about coherent properties of the generated mid-IR combs, as well as their applications including trace molecular detection via absorption spectroscopy. Working in the Fourier domain allows taking advantage of massive parallelism of spectral measurements (thanks to the broad spectrum), as well as very high speed of data acquisition (thanks to the coherent nature of the frequency combs), up to 1M spectral points in a fraction of a second.

Contact: Pat Korosec 407-823-2325 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

TOMORROW! Student Chapter Seminar: "Generation and modulation of optical vortices with liquid crystal technology" by Prof. Yan-qing Lu 8.22.14/11:00am-12:00pm/ CREOL 103

Seminar: "Generation and modulation of optical vortices with liquid crystal technology" by Prof. Yan-qing Lu
Friday, August 22, 2014 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
CREOL Room 103

Prof. Yan-qing Lu
College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Nanjing University, China

We present a technique for producing tunable optical vortices and other structured wavefronts by using liquid crystal (LC) photo-patterning technology. To write patterned alignment structures in to LC cells, a home-made micro-lithography system with a digital micro-mirror device (DMD) as dynamic mask forms arbitrary micro-images on photo-alignment layers and further guides the LC molecule orientations. Arbitrary fine photo-patterning fork gratings, polarization fork gratings, q-plates are fabricated. The related wavefront transformation properties are studied. Clear optical vortices with designed topological charges are obtained in different wavelengths. When a voltage is applied on the cell, index re-distribution is induced due to the realignment of LC molecules; and then the optical vortices become tunable. In addition, some recent results on LC tunable Airy beams, vector beams are also introduced.

Prof. Yan-qing Lu received both his BS and Ph.D. degrees from Nanjing University, China, in 1991 and 1996 respectively. He has five-year experiences in US and China telecomm industries. He designed and developed a serial of liquid crystal based fiber-optic devices with his colleagues, which include variable optical attenuators, variable Mux/Demux, DWDM wavelength blocker etc. He is currently a Professor at the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Nanjing University. His research interests include liquid crystal photonics, nonlinear optics and fiber optics. He is the author or co-author of ~130 peer-reviewed papers with over 1600 ISI citations. He also holds more than 40 domestic or international patents or pending patents. He currently serves as a deputy editor of Optical Materials Express. He was a visiting research scientist in Prof. S. T. Wu’s group in CREOL from 2003 to 2005.

For more information:
Prof. Shin-Tson Wu, 407-823-4763
SID Student Chapter: Daming Xu
IEEE Photonics Student Chapter: Zhenyue Luo

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Congratulations to Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, an FPC member, which was recognized with 81 attorneys selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 listing, representing 24 practice areas.  Bill Greener, our FPC supporter at BSK, is among those selected for this fine recognition of their skills and accomplishments.

Monday, August 18, 2014

NSTC & CREOL Distinguished Seminar: "Nanotechnology Meets Biology in the Cancer Cell" by: Dr. Mostafa A. El-Sayed 9.5.14/3:00-4:00pm/ CREOL Room 102 & 103

NSTC & CREOL Distinguished Seminar: "Nanotechnology Meets Biology in the Cancer Cell" by: Dr. Mostafa A. El-Sayed
Friday, September 5, 2014 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
CREOL Room 102 & 103
Dr. Mostafa A. El-Sayed
Regents Professor and Julius Brown Chair
School of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Laser Dynamics Laboratory (LDL)
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Georgia

The Properties of material is determined by the space available for their electrons to undergo their characteristic motion. This space ranges from 1-100 nm for the different materials around us. If the material size changes below its characteristic size, its property changes and becomes new material and its property become sensitive to further changes in size or shape. The important new properties of metallic Silver and Gold having nanometer sizes will be discussed. Their new optical and photothermal properties will be detailed and used in detecting, treating and following the dynamic properties of alive cancer cells and as they die.

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Monday, August 11, 2014

TOMORROW! Seminar:"High energy x-rays and Photo-luminescence spectroscopy to investigate the mechanics of ceramic coatings for extreme environments and sensing applications" by Seetha Raghavan 8.12.14/11:00am-12:00pm/ CREOL Room 102

High energy x-rays and Photo-luminescence spectroscopy to investigate the mechanics of ceramic coatings for extreme environments and sensing applications" by Seetha Raghavan
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
CREOL Room 102

Seetha Raghavan
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Central Florida

Ceramics and Ceramic composites hold promise for meeting the extreme environments that accompany hypersonic and space applications. The strain-dependent characteristics of ceramics under the effect of light sources, such as the brilliance of lasers and high energy x-rays, can provide key information on the behavior that makes these material systems superior, and yet limits their durability. These non-invasive techniques transcend length scales, providing high-resolution measurements that target the strain response of individual materials within the composite. The exploration of these techniques for in situ measurements under thermal and/or mechanical conditions will be discussed for thermal barrier coatings (TBC) and alumina nanocomposites. In TBCs, synchrotron x-ray diffraction measurements provide both qualitative and quantitative in situ results on the strain evolution over the depth. Here, the effect of mechanical loads at critical points within the thermal cycle was determined. In the study of ceramic reinforcements within a matrix, photo-luminescent spectral peaks reveal load transfer behavior under varying volume fractions of alumina nanoparticles. Developments made through these research areas are currently being used to expand the versatility of the techniques to meet realistic testing environments and to enable structural diagnostics tools.

Dr Raghavan joined UCF in Fall 2008 after completing her doctoral studies at Purdue University, Indiana, School of Aeronautics and Astronautics in the area of Structures & Materials. She obtained her M.S., Aeronautical Engineering in Structures at SUPAERO (ISAE), Toulouse, France where she also worked with Messier Bugatti in Velizy, Paris. Prior to this, she completed her B.Eng in Mechanical Engineering at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She has experience in the aerospace industry where she was a senior engineer involved in Aircraft Structural Analysis, Aircraft Maintenance, Repair & Modifications and Non-destructive testing research & development for Fatigue crack Inspection using Ultrasonic and Eddy current techniques.

For additional information:
Dr. Bahaa E. A. Saleh
Dean & Director, Professor of Optics


Thursday, August 7, 2014

TOMORROW! Seminar: "Enhanced light matter interactions in silicon plasmonic platform" by Dr.Uriel Levy 8.8.14/ 1:00pm-2:00pm/ CREOL Room 102

Seminar: "Enhanced light matter interactions in silicon plasmonic platform" by Dr. Uriel Levy
Friday, August 8, 2014 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
CREOL Room 102

Following the ongoing effort for miniaturization of devices and systems, on chip nanoscale photonic and plasmonic based devices and system are becoming a reality. In this talk I describe our recent progress towards the construction of on chip silicon photonics and silicon plasmonics passive and active devices. This effort include the demonstration of plasmonic enhanced silicon photo detectors for the infrared, nanoscale electro optical modulators in silicon, nanoscale confinement of electromagnetic energy and nonlinear interactions of light with hot vapor on a chip. Additionally, I will present an approach for thermal mapping with nanoscale resolution and apply this approach for the characterization of nanoscale photonic and plasmonic devices. Finally, I will share our recent results of on chip spectroscopy and nonlinear interactions using the platform of atomic clad waveguide and plasmonic assisted atomic transitions.

Prof. Uriel Levy joined the Department of Applied Physics, School of Engineering and Computer Science of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI) in fall 2006. Prior to that he spent nearly 4 years as a post graduate researcher at the University of California, San Diego. He holds a Ph.D degree in electrical engineering from Tel Aviv University and BS.c in physics and material engineering from the Technion institute of technology. His major research interests include nanophotonics, with focus on silicon photonics and plasmonics, for applications in communication, imaging, lithography, memory, alternative energy and sensing.

For additional information:
Dr. Demetrios Christodoulides