: Plasmonics is the first in house incubator client to become an affiliate.
was presented the industrial affiliates plaque by Dr. Saleh.
Plasmonics, Inc. is focused on the development of next-generation infrared sensors and metamaterial surfaces.
In addition to new product line growth, they offer a range of custom built IR and THz filters and broadband
waveplates, small volume rapid prototyping, and electromagnetic design and consultation.
Plasmonics, Inc. is a spin-off of
Dr. Glenn Boreman's
Infrared Systems Lab.
More information at http://www.plasmonics-inc.com/
From the Industry Spotlight section of
Inside Florida's High Tech Corridor
"Innovations and new discoveries in the
Florida High Tech Corridor
optics and photonics industry continue to emerge despite economic constraints, thanks to active research and development
(R&D). To keep R&D efforts alive, many companies adopt a system of "open innovation" through which their own processes of
invention can be combined with thoughts and direction from external industry leaders. This collaboration of R&D, coined
by University of California, Berkeley Professor Henry Chesbrough, is an innovation in itself, and one that is driving a
new Orlando company,
At the helm of this new venture is
Dr. Jason Eichenholz
an industry leader and graduate ofthe University of Central Florida's CREOL - College of Optics and Photonics. Open Photonics
Inc. (OPI) aims to accelerate the commercialization of photonics technologies by forming connections between industry leaders
and existing infrastructures. Photonic Horizons is OPI's signature grant program that involves peer review to facilitate
the process, and is a perfect example of open innovation's success. Another measure is the company's extensive advisory
board, which includes Chesbrough and leaders from industry, SPIE - the international society for optics and photonics and
other academic institutions."
received the 2012
Small Manufacturer of the Year award from the Manufacturers Association of Central Florida (MACF
) at its Annual President's
Dinner on November 1. "This award is a significant milestone for us," says Dr. Alexei Glebov, OptiGrate's CEO and President.
"OptiGrate being recognized as a small manufacturer of the year clearly shows that we succeeded in transitioning advanced
university research into commercial products that we manufacture now at our own new production plant in Oviedo, FL, and
deliver to hundreds of customers all over the globe". Today, OptiGrate is a company with 30 employees that more than doubled
in the last 3 years. OptiGrate spun out from the College of Optics at the University of Central Florida (UCF/CREOL) in 1999.
"OptiGrate demonstrates a good example of efficient synergy between academic research, government funding, and commercial
success", adds Alexei Glebov.
October 10, 2012
recently enhanced its portfolio of optical fiber processing solutions with additional
high-performance, filament fusion-based products. The company's GPX-2400 glass processor is tailored for research
while the CAS-4000 Series of splicers is designed for high-volume, automated production.
August 20, 2012
is awarded the William C. Schwartz Industry Innovation Award. Each year, the EDC recognizes local companies who have had
a significant impact on the region and in their respective fields for innovative practices, products and/or ideas with the
William C. Schwartz Industry Innovation Award
Central Florida Research Park-based Lightpath Technologies pioneered the development of precision glass molded chalcogenide
lens, which has a significant cost advantage to previous technologies while providing higher quality optics and superior
performance. The glass molded lenses can be used in numerous infrared optics applications such as thermal imaging, security
and surveillance, target tracking and identification and automotive vision enhancement. They are an industrial affiliate
of the University of Central Florida and an active member of the Florida Photonics Cluster.