LightPath Technologies has launched a new series of aspheric lenses for data storage and biomedical markets. The aspheric lenses are suitable for laser diodes operating at 488 nm or 405 nm, and are specifically developed to collimate blue lasers in a wide range of biomedical instrumentation applications such as fluorescence spectroscopy systems, microscopes and flow cytometers.
According to an annual survey, the market for lasers in biomedical instrumentation applications was projected to be around $93 million in 2009, and the market for data storage lasers was approximately $1.4 billion during the same year. It is estimated that the year 2010 will witness further growth with the wavelength mix varying from 780 nm and 650 nm to 405 nm.
LightPath Technologies’ President and Chief Executive Officer, Jim Gaynor, stated that the new series of lenses has expanded the company’s portfolio of molded aspheric optical components. He added that the company is providing new optical designs for particular segments and continuing its plan to become the leading original equipment manufacturer supplier for molded glass aspheric lenses. The Blue Laser lens series will prove useful for data storage and biomedical markets, he said.
LightPath will display its new aspheric lens series at the OPTATEC Trade Fair. The event will be held from 15 to 18 June 2010 in Frankfurt, Germany.