LightPath Technologies Introduces the 75mm F/1.0 LWIR Thermal Lens Assembly at SHOT SHOW 2021

ORLANDO, FL / ACCESSWIRE / January 19, 2021 / LightPath Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPTH)(“LightPath,” the “Company,” or “we”), a leading vertically integrated and integrator of proprietary optical and infrared components and high-level assemblies, today announced the expansion of its line of long wave infrared (LWIR 8-12um) thermal lens assemblies for thermal weapon sights, thermal monoculars and thermal binoculars. The 75mm F/1.0 LWIR TWS lens assembly’s part number is 7100406.

LightPath’s 75mm EFL lens features a large f/1.0 aperture for excellent light collection. This lens is optimized to be used with an uncooled microbolometer up to VGA resolution, producing an 8deg HFOV on a VGA-17µm detector, or a 6deg HFOV on a VGA-12µm detector. With near diffraction-limited MTF, <0.5% distortion and >97% relative illumination across the full field of view, this lens is ideal for applications requiring high image quality. LightPath offers both high efficiency anti-reflective (HEAR) and diamond-like carbon (DLC) coatings for the optimal balance of transmission and durability for rugged environments.

Product Description:

DRI for 17µm pixel detector (assumes 1.5m critical dimension)
• Detection (1.5 POT) = 4.4km range
• Recognition (6 POT) = 1.1km range
• Identification (12 POT) = 550m range

DRI for 12µm pixel detector (assumes 1.5m critical dimension)
• Detection (1.5 POT) = 6.25km range
• Recognition (6 POT) = 1.56km range
• Identification (12 POT) = 780m range

LightPath Technologies, a global leader in optical design, single-point diamond turning and molding of infrared lens elements and assemblies, has had great success providing its proven infrared imaging portfolio to the market. With catalog options on effective focal lengths ranging from 1.5mm to 75mm, and a wider variety of custom IR lens assemblies, the top 5 leading commercial infrared camera builders and a growing number of defense contractors are incorporating LightPath designs into their thermal weapon sight, thermal binocular, thermal monocular and clip-on thermal camera programs.

“This development enhances LightPath’s ability to provide longer range optics to potential OEM partners for great DRI capability on the newest microbolometers,” said Devin Standard, Business Development Spearhead, and an IR Technology Specialist at LightPath. “I am delighted to announce that the 75mm thermal assembly is ready for volume production.” LightPath also stands by to deliver high-quality custom optics in a cost-competitive and timely fashion.

LightPath is a proven leader in extending advanced, manufacturable, optical technologies that enable customers to meet their most demanding requirements. This level of excellence has been achieved through the efforts of the Company’s outstanding team of optical and mechanical engineers, and manufacturing technicians, collaborating across the globe.

Please contact Devin Standard at dstandard@lightpath.com +1-407-868-7920, or Lori LaPoint, another seasoned LightPath IR team member at (407) 382-4003 x 348/Email: Llapoint@lightpath.com for more information.