LightPath Technologies: RoHS compliant glass aspheric lenses

LightPath Technologies, Inc. has announced the introduction of a new family of RoHS compliant, high index of refraction moulded glass aspheric lenses, designed specifically for the telecommunications …

LightPath Technologies, Inc. has announced the introduction of a new family of RoHS compliant, high index of refraction moulded glass aspheric lenses, designed specifically for the telecommunications market. Moulded aspheric lenses made from lead based glasses are used in laser to fiber coupling systems inside transceiver packages. RoHS compliance has been difficult to achieve due to the high performance requirements of these systems and the inherent capabilities of lead-based glass types. The new lenses, presently manufactured at Lightpath“s facility in Shanghai, China, replace the company“s current lead-glass based products and meet the RoHS standards. Current demand for is strong. The requirement for LightPath“s family of new RoHS compliant lenses is being driven by the infrastructure upgrade for 3G wireless networks and new networks in developing countries, such as China.