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  • The strength of a unified industry voice for:
    • Marketing and increased visibility of the photonics industry and FPC members through strategic marketing efforts
    • Developing local and state executive and legislative support
    • Interaction with economic development groups
    • Workforce development, and advancement and improvement of educational infrastructure
    • Obtaining group discounts
  • Opportunities to participate in state and national sales and marketing efforts
  • Visibility for and ready access to your company through links from FPC’s website, marketing literature, and trade show displays
  • An expansive resource network that includes partnerships with Enterprise Florida, area economic development organizations, the Florida High Tech Corridor Council, and UCF’s CREOL, The College of Optics & Photonics to provide access to incentives, business development programs, research, and education.
  • Annual and regional meetings of membership for networking and special seminar presentations.
  • Participation in optics/photonics-focused data collection with a periodic survey monitoring the pulse of the industry
  • Opportunities designed to develop Florida photonics companies into worldwide market participants.
  • Opportunities to participate in curriculum development at state universities and colleges
  • Facilitated access to Florida’s best and brightest students and the additional ability to recruit nationwide through the FPC website
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    • Visibility to potential customers
    • Access to service providers that can assist your company and provide discounts
  • Spotlight on member companies and products through periodic newsletter
  • Several FPC member discount opportunities from photonics professional organizations, publishers, and service providers – see current listing at end of this application and on the FPC website.
  • Be sure to check the Additional Florida Photonics Cluster Member Benefits in addition to those listed above.

     
     
     
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    FPC members who also are members of the Industrial Affiliates program at the University of Central Florida's CREOL,The College of Optics and Photonics receive a discount on their Affiliates membership when they renew their Affiliates membership or join for the first time.  Click here for more information.
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    FPC Members as of December, 2016

    AlphaLaunch
    AlphaLaunch is a provider of technical and business support services to entrepreneurs and organizations bringing innovative technologies to the commercial marketplace. The company has technical expertise in the large and rapidly growing markets of biotechnology, communications, computer hardware, electronics, energy, instrumentation, medical devices, photonics, semiconductors, and sensors.
    (407)835-3620 http://www.alphalaunch.com/

    American Photonics
    American Photonics Company is a manufacturer of infrared optics and coatings working in the 2-14um region. Available materials include zinc selenide, zinc sulfide, germanium, silicon, calcium fluoride, gallium arsenide and copper. Products are lenses, windows, high reflectors, partial reflectors, beamsplitters, beam combiners and pregenerated blanks. All products are fabricated and coated in our Bradenton, Florida facility. 
    (941)752-5811    http://www.americanphotonics.com/ 

    Analog Modules, Inc.
    Analog Modules, Inc. (AMI) designs and manufactures a wide range of analog electronic products primarily for the laser and electro-optics industries. These products serve applications in medical, military, scientific, and industrial markets. Founded in 1979, AMI's key employees have over 100 years of combined experience in the laser and electronics industries. AMI takes pride that it is certified to ISO 9001:2000 and gives quality its highest commitment from top management down in order to deliver consistent, high quality products to its customers. AMI is located in Longwood, (Orlando) FL. Over 65 full-time employees are involved in design, development and manufacturing. In April 2001, AMI was acquired by HEICO Corporation as part of their Electronic Technologies Group.
    (407)339-4355 http://www.analogmodules.com

    Asphericon
    Asphericon is one of the leading manufacturers of aspheric components using CNC-technology. Established 2001 in Jena, Germany, asphericon has become an independent and acknowledged specialists for aspheres, freeforms, reflectors, cylinders and axicons. More than 250 customers worldwide benefit from asphericons broad know-how.The basis of our production process is a technology developed by asphericon implementing CNC grinding and polishing machinery, which has the ability to simulate polishing operations. State-of-the-art CNC equipment enables us to produce different convex and concave surface forms, including bi-aspheres with multiple points of inflection with diameters ranging from 3 - 300 mm. Through the additional introduction of diamond turning technology we are now able to complement our glass product line with geometries to be machined into metals, crystals and plastics with diameters of up to 600mm. Our unique offer of in house optical design, coating and clean room assembling makes us the single source partner for your optical challenges starting with quantities as low as one piece. For more information call us at (941)564-0890 or visit our web site: http://www.asphericon.net

    BEAM Engineering for Advanced Measurements Co.
    BEAM Co. is fully a vertically integrated company that manufactures diffractive waveplates. The diffractive waveplates developed by BEAM Co. are micron-thin optical coatings capable of performing the same functions as lenses, prisms, spiral phase plates, shutters and axicons. Unlike normal diffractive optical components, diffractive waveplates can be produce with near 100% diffraction efficiency, broad spectrum UV to IR, and either passive or electro-switchable.
    (407) 734-5222; www.beamco.com


    Bond, Schoeneck, & King, PLLC
    For more than a century, Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC has provided Intellectual Property counsel to clients of all sizes and business cycle stages who use innovation and technology to gain a competitive advantage. We provide the full range of Intellectual Property services, from patent and trademark prosecution to licensing and litigation, and have substantial experience and knowledge in the protection, enforcement and commercial exploitation of all types of Intellectual Property. Contact one of the attorneys in our Intellectual Property Practice Group to discuss how you can protect, enforce and maximize the value of your Intellectual Property assets.  In addition to IP services, the Firm offers comprehensive legal services in business law, environmental & energy law, labor & employment law, estate & business succession planning, and litigation. 
    (315)218-8137   www.bsk.com  

    BRIDG – Bridging the Innovation Development Gap
    BRIDG is an industry-led consortium for advanced sensors, optics and photonics and other advanced manufacturing devices, focusing on the development of innovative manufacturable processes, materials and equipment for next-generation smart sensors and other future high-tech products. Supported by Osceola County, the University of Central Florida and the Florida High Tech Corridor Council, BRIDG facilitates the connection between innovation and industry and “bridges” the innovation development gap that makes commercialization possible. BRIDG is initially targeting the mega-growth technologies that will lead to over 50 billion smart sensors and imagers predicted by 2020, transforming the way humans interact with the world every day. 
    (407)742-4253   http://GoBRIDG.com  

    CoastalCloud
    Headquartered in Palm Coast, Florida the CoastalCloud team is 100% Salesforce.com certified, comprised of industry veterans from across a range of industries who love what they do. We help our clients get maximum value from their investments in Salesforce.com, Hubspot, Marketo, Pardot, Microsoft Dynamics, Google Apps and other leading cloud-based and SaaS solutions. We offer a complete range of services including technology strategy & architecture, business process optimization, solution selection / configuration / implementation, user training & adoption as well as on-going solution administration. We are experts in a range of industries including Telecommunications, Retail, Transportation, High Tech, Media, Healthcare, Real Estate and Public Sector.
    (800)237-9574   http://coastalcloud.us   

    Custom Calibration Solutions, LLC
         Custom Calibration Solutions, LLC, an ISO registered company, meets your business goals by striking the optimum balance between quality objectives and cost. We have also received our ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation through ACLASS to meet the growing calibration requirements of customers. Custom-Cal offers NIST-traceable calibration services at our Sanford, Florida facility that cover a wide spectrum of fiber optic test equipment as well as traditional bench and RF test equipment.  We can optimize your calibration program through the use of our customized procedures and integrated processes.
         Additionally, we offer repair services for equipment that is no longer supported by the OEM.  We have distinguished ourselves by being able to salvage equipment that was considered to be unrepairable at a fraction of what the OEM would charge. 
         In addition to the repair and calibration services, we also buy and sell used test equipment at competitive prices.
    (609)530-9000   www.custom-cal.com

    Diamond Level Service
    Diamond Level Service (DLS) is a supplier of Event Design and Management services for trade shows, special events, conferences, and business presentations. Services and products include exhibit design, building, production, and transportation; audio visual visual equipment and services; and photography . Discounts are provided to FPC members. For information you can find them on Facebook and Myspace under DiamondLevelService or contact:
    386-527-3373 http://www.diamondlevelservice.com/

    ER Precision Optical - Gold Patron FPC Member
    E.R. Precision Optical is based in downtown Orlando, FL, specializing in the manufacture of precision optical components formed from all materials.  We support orders for small quantities to high volume production requirements.  In addition, we are the only US- based facility growing both our own custom germanium and silicon crystals (ingots) for use in today’s advanced infrared (IR) targeting and sighting optics; windows, lenses, prisms & filters. We service many markets -- defense & aerospace, photonics, high tech electronics, semiconductor, automotive, photovoltaic & medical -- supplying IR materials and custom finished optics for numerous applications. 
        In support of our US Department of Defense contractors, we offer the benefits of being a Small Business/HUBZone facility that is ITAR registered and ISO certified.  Additionally, we recycle Germanium (Ge). We are the only 100%, full-capability facility with a germanium reclaim/recycling program that produces new germanium crystals from old, obsolete, damaged Ge windows and other large Ge optics all under one roof.  We are licensed to provide DoD demilling services and hazardous material disposal found in the reclaimed components.  Our Ge reclaim program helps to significantly reduce the cost of new IR optics for our defense programs.
    (407)292-5395 http://www.eroptics.com/

    Finetech USA/East
    Finetech supplies sub-micron accuracy bonders for photonics packaging and assembly -- laser bars, VCSELs, photo diodes, MEMs, sensors, LEDs, flip chip, copper pillar, etc. Our systems provide high process flexibility within one platform - manual, motorized and automated models accommodate thermo-compression / -sonic, eutectic, epoxy, ACF & Indium bonding. Finetech collaborates with customers to understand their complex applications, and deliver a purpose-built solution.
    (603)627-8989 http://www.finetechusa.com/home.html

    Florida Defense Contractors Association
    Florida Defense Contractors Association is a statewide, state-focused business development and education group for Florida defense businesses of all sizes. FDCA is a Florida nonprofit corporation and federal 501(c)6 (applying) with the long-term goals of making Florida the premiere state where defense contractors conduct business, create jobs, and expand operations, and facilitating a statewide business development network for defense related businesses and stakeholders. FDCA offers membership and benefits, organizes and hosts business events, and is the source for information on the defense industry in Florida. (850)514-5183 http://www.fl-dc.com/about/

    Florida High Tech Corridor Council -- Platinum Patron FPC Member
    The Florida High Tech Corridor Council (FHTCC) was established by the Legislature in 1996 to attract, retain and grow high tech industry and to help develop the workforce to support those industries in the 21-county service areas of the University of Central Florida (UCF) and the University of South Florida (USF). In January 2005, the Council welcomed the University of Florida (UF) as a full partner of this unique economic development initiative, merging the strengths of three world-class universities and bringing the number of Corridor counties to 23.
    The Florida High Tech Corridor’s optics and photonics sector attracts companies of all kinds that make, service or otherwise use light to do business.
    (407)562-1282 www.floridahightech.com

    Florida Institute of Technology
    Florida Institute of Technology is an independent, major research institution with more than 10,000 students. Florida Tech conducts over $40 million dollars in funded research in a wide variety of disciplines. One area in particular is Optics and Photonics; which research projects range from fiber-optic sensor systems and non-invasive glucose monitoring to optical tomography systems using short pulse lasers for early cancer detection and subsequent ablation of tumors. Details of these and many other research projects can be found at www.fit.edu  and at http://www.fit.edu/research .

    Gooch & Housego, LLC (formerly Optronic Laboratories)
    Gooch & Housego, LLC is a world leader in optical radiation measurement solutions. We design and manufacture light measurement systems that provide accurate, repeatable research-grade measurements in the UV-VIS-NIR-IR wavelength ranges for research, academia, industry and the military. Whether our instruments are used in metrology, R&D, quality control or production, our clients are guaranteed the industry's finest modular systems, traceable standards and accessories. Our light measurement systems are designed to provide consistent, precise and repeatable measurements throughout the long life of the instrumentation.
        The Life Sciences and Instrumentation segment of Gooch & Housego enjoys a worldwide reputation as a leader and innovator in the field of optical radiation measurement. From the characterization of the most sophisticated NVIS instrumentation to the compliance of tanning beds, we provide both standard and custom products and services to satisfy the most demanding light measurement applications. Our innovative hyperspectral imaging systems are ideal for applications in microscopy and life sciences, benefitting such research techniques as immunohistochemistry, quantum dots (q-dots), and fluorescence in-situ hybridization (FISH). Fast and agile scanning by these systems make them well-suited for remote sensing, and defense and security applications.
    (407)422-3171 http://www.ghinstruments.com

    Greater Osceola Partnership for Economic Prosperity
    As the fastest growing county in the Orlando metro area, and the 10th fastest growing in the nation, Greater Osceola is a major player in the region’s future. The Greater Osceola Partnership provides free, confidential assistance to new or expanding companies. From site selection to the incentives process, workforce development and permitting, the Greater Osceola Partnership will help guide your business to success. One example is Osceola County's initiative, with the University of Central Florida, the Florida High Tech Corridor Council and Enterprise Florida, to build the $150 million first phase of the Florida Advanced Manufacturing Research Center, which has gained international attention.
    (407)742-4251 http://greaterosceola.com/home.aspx 

    GrowFL
    GrowFL provides strategies, resources and support to second-stage companies for next level growth. By supporting companies with Strategic Research and peer-to-peer CEO mentoring, GrowFL helps companies overcome obstacles to growth and leads them towards prosperity. Based on the philosophy of Economic Gardening—to grow existing businesses in a community, region or state—GrowFL is the program of the Florida Economic Gardening Institute at the University of Central Florida and is a critical component to the state’s economic development strategy and Florida’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Between fiscal years 2009 and 2012, GrowFL helped more than 400 companies create more than 4,187 direct and indirect local jobs and contribute more than $581 million to Florida’s economy. Today, GrowFL has assisted more than 700 companies through our Strategic Research and CEO Roundtable programs and recognized 150 successful entrepreneurs through our annual awards program, Florida Companies to Watch.
    407-823-6384 http://GrowFL.com 

    Harris Corporation Electro-Optical Solutions
    Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. With headquarters in Melbourne, Florida, the company has annual sales of $3.5 billion and nearly 14,000 employees – including more than 6,000 engineers and scientists – dedicated to the development of best-in-class assured communications™ products, systems, and services. The company's operating divisions serve markets for government communications, RF communications, broadcast communications, and microwave communications.
    (321)727-4137 http://www.harris.com/

    IMEC USA Nano-electronics Design Center
    Imec is the world-leading research and innovation hub in nano-electronics and digital technologies. The combination of our widely acclaimed leadership in microchip technology and profound software and ICT expertise is what makes imec unique. By leveraging world-class infrastructure and a local and global ecosystem of partners across a multitude of industries, we create groundbreaking innovation in application domains such as healthcare, smart cities and mobility, logistics and manufacturing, and energy.
        As a trusted partner for companies, start-ups and universities imec brings together close to 3,500 brilliant minds from over 70 nationalities. Imec is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium and has R&D teams at universities, in the Netherlands, Taiwan, USA, China, and offices in India and Japan.
        The imec USA design center facilitates collaboration between imec’s headquarters, based in Leuven, Belgium, and U.S.-based semiconductor and system companies, universities, and research institutes. The center’s focus will be the R&D of high speed electronics and photonics solutions, starting with an offering of IC design research for a broad set of semiconductor-based solutions such as THz and LIDAR sensors, IR imagers, and a broad range of sensors. In close collaboration, imec’s design, prototyping and low-volume production service – known as IC-link - will provide the US market low-cost access to advanced foundry services, helping entrepreneurs (industry and academia) to design innovative products and get them to market.
    (407) 749-7817 http://www.imec.be

    Imperx, Inc. -- Platinum Patron FPC Member
    Imperx, Inc. designs, develops and manufactures advanced, state-of-the-art imaging products. Our executive and R&D teams are recognized as world leaders in the field of digital imaging and communications. Our products are used in the machine vision, medical, defense, surveillance and astronomy markets. Imperx' products are used wherever there is a need to capture high-resolution digital color or black/white images for both still and full-rate motion processing.
    (561)989-0006 http://www.imperx.com/index.html/

    Indian River State College
    Indian River State College has earned a statewide and national reputation for excellence. Dedicated to the success of each student, IRSC offers over 150 programs leading to Bachelor’s Degrees, Associate Degrees, Technical Certificates, and Applied Technology Diplomas. It is also home to the NSF-ATE program Laser and Fiber Optics Regional Center (LASER-TEC) that is developing resources for training photonics technicians.
    (772) 462-7621 http://www.LASER-TEC.org | http://www.irsc.edu

    InfraRed Associates, Inc.
    InfraRed Associates, Inc. prides itself on providing detectors second to none in quality,service and price. We have a variety of standard HgCdTe and InSb Infrared Detectors as well as custom devices that cover the wavelength range from 1 to 25 microns. In addition, multi-element arrays from 2 to 128 elements are routinely manufactured at our facility. Our devices are used in a wide range of applications including analytical, medical, environmental and industrial.
    (772)223-6670 http://www.irassociates.com

    Infrared Systems Development Corp
         At Infrared Systems Development Corporation we offer a wide variety of infrared test equipment including calibrated blackbody sources, infrared detector preamplifiers, spectral radiometer systems, energy modulators, high speed pulse integration systems, and much more.  We also develop systems for custom applications, and offer design consulting services for many infrared instrument and sub-system projects. 
         All of our products are developed and manufactured in our newly expanded facility in Orlando, Florida.  Our experienced staff can offer assistance in almost any IR field, and offer suggestions for your system needs. Contact us for more information.
    (407)679-5101   www.infraredsystems.com

    iRep, Inc.
    iRep, Inc is an independent manufacturers’ representative supporting the Florida marketplace out of their Melbourne, FL office. iRep is the exclusive representative for FLIR Systems’ Research and Science Segment in Florida and also offers support for many other suppliers of open architecture products, rugged systems and test equipment. Please feel free visit our website to browse some of the products we offer but we also strongly encourage you to contact us if you have any requirements for hardware that you would like to review. (321)305-3888 http://www.irepinc.com

    IRradiance Glass, Inc.
    IRradiance Glass, Inc. (IRG) is a manufacturing, research and product development company, specifically focused on the compositional design and hot forming of chalcogenide glasses. IRG manufactures chalcogenide glasses for applications in infrared optical components and optical systems. We specialize in compositional design and process development for novel infrared glass and glass ceramic materials. Our company also has unique experience and expertise in the custom design and sourcing of infrared optical materials and product form, as well as the thermal, optical, and mechanical analysis of infrared-transmissive chalcogenide glasses. Contact us for more information:   (321)250-8200 http://www.irradianceglass.com/

    JENOPTIK Optical Systems, Inc.
    JENOPTIK Optical Systems specializes in rapid design and manufacture of custom precision lens assemblies for digital imaging and projection, life sciences, defense, security & aerospace, and astronomical research. Design, optical fabrication, assembly, system alignment and optical testing are performed in-house in Jupiter, FL. Projects include OEM serial production of tested assemblies and unique high precision assemblies.
    (561)881-7400 http://www.jenoptik-inc.com/

    L-3 Communications - Advanced Laser Systems Technology
    L-3 Communications - Advanced Laser Systems Technology (L-3 ALST) is a full service designer and manufacturer of military grade Eye-safe Laser Rangefinder, Laser Designator and Multi-Function Laser systems. An ISO 9001 certified quality organization, L-3 ALST has almost a quarter century of history providing system integrators and primes with open frame OEM modules and housed LRUs (line replaceable units) in a variety of configurations including both flashlamp and diode pumped options. With lasers on every type of defense platform, L-3 ALST is standard kit on many mainstream military programs. ALST has designed and delivered thousands of lasers for customer applications that span from "Submarines to Satellites" including shipboard, ground and airborne assets.
    Contact:  Michael Bogatay, Director of Programs and Business Development, Michael.bogatay@l-3com.com, (407)722-5520 or Will Adams, Business Development Senior Sales Manager, william.adams@l-3com.com(407)722-5566      or visit our website at http://www.L-3com.com/ALST

    Laser Focus World and BioOptics World  www.optoiq.com/index/photonics-technologies-applications/lfw-magazines.html 

    Laser Guardian LLC
    Laser Guardian was founded to support the safe use of lasers in medicine and manufacturing.  Laser Guardian tests and generates submittals for FDA approvals under 21CFR1040, also known as an accession number document.  This document package is a detailed description of the safety profile on all US lasers and laser systems with supporting test results using traceable calibrated instruments.    In addition, we provide FDA compliant validation of laser processes used for medical device manufacturing.  Laser Guardian offers ANSI Z136 and Florida administrative code 64E-4 compliant laser safety program development, audits and training.  We are an authorized distributor for Laservision and offer a complete line of laser safety eyewear and equipment.   (786)385-2492 http://laserguardian.com

    Laser Institute of America (LIA)
    LIA is the professional society dedicated to advancing the application of lasers and laser safety worldwide and is a supporter of optics clusters worldwide. For more information about LIA programs, publications, educational programs, and individual and corporate memberships, go to
    http://www.laserinstitute.org/  (407)380-1553

    Laser Photonics Academy (LPA)
    The LPA is a dual-degree program designed to engage students early in their high school career, and to prepare them for employment in laser and photonics related occupations as a technician. The LPA program enables a student to graduate from Valencia College with an Associate of Science (AS) degree with a Laser & Photonics Specialization at the same time they graduate from Wekiva High School. Upon completion of this program, a student will be able to test, maintain, and troubleshoot as well as have a good working knowledge in safety and handling of lasers, optical devices, and optical systems. Integrated into the instructional content are communications skills, leadership skills, human relations skills, employability skills, safe and efficient work practices, use of circuit diagrams and schematics, soldering, laboratory practices, and technical recording and reporting. For information, see
    http://teacherpress.ocps.net/robertgrimming/ and https://www.ocps.net/lc/north/hwe/AC/subject/Pages/AppliedPrograms.aspx  407-297-4900 ext 6192534
    and at Valencia College (photonics certificate within AS-EET program) http://valenciacollege.edu/asdegrees/engineering/eet.cfm 407-582-1937

    LaserStar Technologies Corp.
          LaserStar Technologies is a lean, laser equipment manufacturer. Our goal is to maintain leadership in the market segments in which we compete. The resources and focus of the Company are concentrated in creating and maintaining excellence in its laser welding equipment, laser marking equipment and laser engraving systems and accompanying laser education programs and research activities.
         Our aim is to enhance the quality, performance and innovation of our laser products, programs and services on a continuing basis. We invite our customers, employees and friends to be an active participant in this mission.  As one of the nation's leading suppliers of micro welding and marking laser systems, LaserStar Technologies is able to offer the greatest selection of laser platforms, widest variety of optical viewing systems, attractive financing and second-to-none customer service.
         Selecting a LaserStar Product, whether it is the industry proven 7000 Series LaserStar, or the next generation of compact fiber laser marking and laser welding technology – the FiberStar brand, is made easier when dealing with professionals who have been recognized for exceeding our customer's service expectations, year after year since 1957.   www.laserstar.net
    FL LaserStar Center (407)248-1142; RI LaserStar Center: (401)438-1500; CA LaserStar Center (213)612-0622  
      

    Coherent, Inc., DPSS Orlando - Bronze Patron FPC Member
    DPSS Orlando, a unit of Coherent, Inc., was originally founded as Lee Laser in 1984 as an OEM source for continuously-pumped and Q-switched Nd:YAG lasers for industry and science. Using the most reliable electronic and solid state laser technology, the company designed the uniquely new Series 700 lasers to fill a market void created by existing products that had changed little over the previous 15 years. Today, DPSS Orlando’s management and engineering staff averages more than 25 years experience in the design and manufacture of Nd:YAG lasers. To date, DPSS Orlando has delivered more than 8,000 Nd:YAG lasers to OEM system integrators worldwide. With a highly regarded laser product line that has exhibited consistent growth and strength each year since its inception, DPSS Orlando has become the largest OEM supplier of CW Nd:YAG lasers in the U.S. The Series 800 and Series LDP lasers have attracted considerable international attention; more than 50% of our lasers are ultimately shipped to end users outside of the U.S.
    (407)812-4611 www.coherent.com www.leelaser.com

    LightPath Technologies - Bronze Patron FPC Member
    LightPath Technologies is a recognized leader in optical solutions for industrial, defense, communications, test and measurement, and medical applications. For over 20 years, LightPath has built a strong portfolio of optical components and technologies that serve these industries. These products include molded glass aspheric lenses, optical isolators, fused fiber collimators, and gradient index GRADIUM® lenses.
    (407)382-4003 http://www.lightpath.com/

    Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control
    Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control (MFC) is one of five Lockheed Martin business areas. MFC is a recognized designer, developer and manufacturer of precision engagement aerospace and defense systems for the U.S. and allied militaries. MFC develops, manufactures and supports advanced combat, missile, rocket, manned and unmanned systems for military customers that include the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, NASA and dozens of foreign allies. MFC also offers a wide range of products and services for the global civil nuclear power industry and the military’s green power initiatives. http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/mfc.html

    Magnus Precision Manufacturing Inc.
    Magnus Precision Manufacturing Inc., a 100% employee-owned company, is a world leader specializing in producing some of the most precise and tightly toleranced parts used in various photonics and optical applications. ITAR-registered, Magnus Precision has both a CNC production machining area as well as a dedicated prototype area incorporating many .000010" resolution machine tools. At Magnus, we have precision machining down to a science on materials that include aluminum beryllium, hastelloy, magnesium, titanium and ultem. For further information, contact David Arena - darena@magnusprecision.com or check out our web site at
    http://www.magnusprecision.com

    Mangrove Photonics
    Mangrove Photonics will provide you with a variety of services with our expertise in optical simulation using Zemax, optical test and measurement with our in-house equipment, mechanical and optical CAD modeling using Solidworks, and circuit board design and simulation with ORCAD.
    (813)810-6371 http://mgphotonics.com/

    Manufacturers Association of Central Florida (MACF)
    The Manufacturers Association of Central Florida (MACF) is a non-profit organization enhancing the manufacturing industry in Central Florida. For two decades, MACF has worked to elevate the image of local manufacturing and provide its members with a competitive edge in today's business environment through the promotion of information and education. MACF is comprised of a dynamic group of companies and shares the vision of a business climate where both manufacturers and non-manufacturers can expand, prosper, and bring value to our community.
    (407)897-3387 http://www.macf.biz

    Multicore Photonics
    Multicore Photonics specializes in the design and packaging of commercially scalable direct OEM replacement fiber optic sensors and instrumentation using MCF fiber technology, a fiber technology initially developed at CREOL (UCF’s College of Optics and Photonics). Multicore sensors can measure temperature, pressure, chemical, flow, and structural conditions in excess of 1000-degree C and enable Best-in-Class companies to successfully implementing strategies around leveraging advanced asset management capabilities. Multicore Photonics fiber, sensor and interrogation technologies aid in Asset Performance Management (APM) maximization of RoA (Return on Assets) and helps achieve a competitive advantage while reducing total asset lifecycle costs through Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), Condition Based Maintenance (CBM), analytics, and asset performance monitoring.
    (321)217-4566 www.multicore-photonics.com

    Naked Optics Corp.
    Naked Optics delivers optical components and materials supporting a wide range of technical applications. Established in 2003, we utilize our combined 30+ years of optical, laser and materials technology experience to provide you with knowledgeable and reliable service. We have offices in NJ, CO and FL and work around the clock to ensure your products and requests are handled with urgency. We partner with the finest manufacturers in the world to supply the following quality products at competitive prices:Diamond-Turned Optics & Tools, Optical Glass Blanks, Infrared Materials & Crystals, Optical Glass Strip, Polished Substrates and Discs for CD/DVD Mastering.
    (908)685-0352 http://www.nakedoptics.com

    Northrop Grumman Laser Systems
    Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems is a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of advanced electronics for military, civil and commercial use. The sector provides a variety of defense electronics and systems, airspace management systems, navigation systems, precision weapons, communications systems, marine systems, space systems, government systems and logistics services.
    (321)354-3507 http://www.dsd.es.northropgrumman.com/laser/

    Ocean Optics, Inc.
    Ocean Optics is a leading supplier of solutions for optical sensing – fundamental methods of measuring and interpreting the interaction of light with matter. We enable diverse applications in medical and biological research, environmental monitoring, life science, science education, and entertainment lighting and display. Our extensive line of complementary technologies includes spectrometers, chemical sensors, metrology instrumentation, optical fibers, and thin films and optics. Recognized as the inventor of miniature fiber optic spectroscopy, we’ve sold almost 100,000 spectrometers worldwide since 1992. Ocean Optics is part of the Halma Group of safety and detection companies, a United Kingdom-based multinational corporation with 2003 sales of nearly $550 million.
    (727)733-2447 http://www.oceanoptics.com/homepage.asp

    Open Photonics
    Open Photonics Inc. (OPI) helps its clients develop and commercialize new products. Photonics is one of the major enabling technologies of the 21st century and is often not among the core competencies of companies. We have this core expertise and leverage our Open Innovation development model to connect you with experts in the field of photonics capable of solving your problems. Through these activities, you deliver your product to your market quickly and efficiently.
    (407)900-5259   http://www.open-photonics.com

    Optigrate
    OptiGrate Corp, founded in 1999, pioneered and successfully brought to market the innovative technology of volume Bragg grating based optical filters. The unique micro-optic components made by OptiGrate enable dramatic performance improvement of laser systems, vast miniaturization and cost reduction of analytical instruments and ultrafast lasers for medical, pharma, defense, nanotech, and other applications. OptiGrate supplies diffractive optical components to more than 200 customers on 5 continents, including government contractors, OEMs, and key academic players in optoelectronics, analytical, and semiconductor industries.
    (407)381-4115   www.optigrate.com

    OSA Industry Development Associates(OIDA)
    OSA Industry Development Associates(OIDA)is a trade association that serves andrepresents the optics and photonics community, with over 260 corporate members, operating as a division within OSA, the Optical Society. OIDA members include the leading providers of optics and photonics components and systems, and leading universities and research institutions. It provides roadmap reports and market data for the industry, serves as the voice of industry to government and academia, acts as liaison with other trade associations worldwide, and provides a network for the exchange of ideas and information within the optics and photonics community. OSA Industry Development Associates was formed in 2015 from the merger of the Optoelectronics Industry Development Association (founded in 1991 and acquired by OSA in 2011) and OSA Corporate Associates (founded in 1998). OIDA is based in Washington DC. For more information, go to http://www.oida.org/, email industry@osa.org, or call: (202)416-1930

    Optonetic
    Optonetic is a precision optical coating services facility with expertise in thin-film processes for precision optical components. From standard processes to custom requirements and prototypes to full-scale production, we are the optical organization to provide your solution. Optonetic utilizes the latest production evaporation techniques including: Cold Plasma Assist, Hot Plasma Assist and Ion Assist. Our technological advantage allows us to design and manufacture standard and custom coatings from 193nm to 12µm. Antireflection, High Reflectors, Filters, Mirrors, Ultra High LDT, Beamsplitters, Polarizers, Telecom and Infrared Coatings are all part of Optonetic’s thin-film offering. We constantly strive to raise the bar through innovation and advanced technologies. Our goal is always superior quality, industry leading 48 hour turnaround times and competitive pricing for our customers.  
    (407)857-4410    http://www.optonetic.com

    On Target Web Solutions:
    On Target Web Solutions helps business owners to educate, empower and grow their company online. We can take your company to the next level through custom web design, internet & search engine marketing, reliable internet web hosting and more.
    (407)830-4550 www.ontargetwebsolutions.com

    Optics Professionals, LLC
    Optics Professionals represent companies and individuals with common goals, the advancement and promotion of optics and imaging technologies and related industries. Our clients are involved in fields such as: Precision Optical Components & Systems, Optical Design & Fabrication, Remote Sensing & Imaging, Lighting & Illumination, Displays & Projection Systems, Metrology Instrumentation, Optical Coatings, Diffraction & Holographic Gratings, Space Borne Systems, Astronomy, Opto-mechanical Hardware, Optoelectronics and more. Optics Professionals is a member of National Personnel Associates (NPA), the worldwide recruiting network with over 350 affiliate offices around the world.
    (585)672-5479 http://www.opticsprofessionals.com/home.aspx

    Orlando Economic Development Commission
    The Orlando Economic Development Commission is an organization that helps business. We are dedicated to meeting the needs of today's industries and creating a competitive economic climate where businesses can thrive. To meet this goal, the EDC provides key services and support, which range from relocation and expansion expertise to export counsel to long-term planning with our community partners. Our charge is basically two-fold. To attract new business investment, we market the Orlando region worldwide as a top location for business. In addition, we work with local companies to assist them with expansion plans and other business concerns.
    (407)422-7159 http://www.orlandoedc.com/

    Pangolin Laser Systems, Inc.
    With over 15,000 clients in 63 countries, Pangolin is a world leader in the field of software and control hardware for laser display applications. Our systems span the spectrum from low-cost, credit-card-sized OEM modules, to full-blown network and PC-based software solutions that control lasers along with audio, video and DMX-controlled lights. In addition to our laser control software and hardware, Pangolin also sells a silicon hybrid component called LASORB, which dramatically increases the lifetime of laser-diode-based products, by absorbing ESD and power surges.              
    (407)299-2099 http://www.pangolin.com

    PhiLumina LLC
    PhiLumina, LLC is a company that specializes in imaging systems, software, services, and solutions. PhiLumina, LLC sells turnkey hyperspectral imaging systems, while working to release its future line of intelligent imaging systems and real time hyperspectral applications.
    (228)363-4048 http://www.philumina.com/

    Precision Optics Gera Corp
    Precision Optics Gera Corp is the Florida-based subsidiary of Präzisionsoptik Gera GmbH (POG) of Gera, Germany. POG manufactures custom and standard microstructures on glass and ceramics. It also produces custom optical systems and components from the UV through IR for the machine vision, semiconductor, aerospace and defense industries. POG's new sales offices are located in Florida and Colorado. Buzz Nesti is president of the Florida-based subsidiary; Glen Dunn is sales manager.
    585-672-5479 http://www.pog.eu/en/contact_usa.html

    Ray Williamson Consulting
    Throughout his 35 years in the precision optics industry, Ray Williamson has built a reputation as a practical, astute, and original problem-solver, skilled educator, and multidisciplinary advisor. His main areas of concentration include optical fabrication, metrology, polarization optics, and system configuration and design. Following his positions as Engineering Manager and Quality Manager for several well-regarded firms, he has built a consulting practice characterized by responsiveness, honesty, communication, solution-orientation, and discretion. Please contact to discuss your situation:
    (727)372-0346 http://www.ray-optics.com/

    SemiConductor Devices USA  (SCD.USA Infrared LLC)
    Semi Conductor Devices is a leading worldwide supplier of high-end Infrared Detectors and Laser Diodes. Backed by more than 30 years accumulated experience in development and manufacturing, SCD’s products have been chosen by leading companies all over the world, to become the core of their high-end electro-optical systems. SCD’s modern facility is located in the heart of the Galilee mountains, in the north of Israel. SCD.USA Infrared LLC, located in Melbourne, Florida, supplies high tech Infrared Detectors and High Power Laser Diode products to the U.S. Military and Commercial markets. Our product offerings stem from the technology transfer of the SCD Israel world class products in both cooled and uncooled infrared detectors. Since our inception in 2007, we have established “in country” Assembly and Test Operations. Additionally, we have a full service Maintenance & Repair operation using factory approved test equipment and factory certified technicians.
    (321)724-6384    www.scdusa-ir.com

    Semplastics
    Semplastics is a supplier of ultra-precision plastic components for the semiconductor industry. By focusing primarily on plastic components, Semplastics is able to produce superior plastic parts in terms of mechanical tolerances and metallic contamination.
    (407)353-6885 http://www.semplastics.com

    Small Business Development Center at UCF
    The Small Business Development Center at the University of Central Florida is located in the National Entrepreneur Center inside the Orlando Fashion Square Mall and provides business seminars and free one-on-one business consulting for small business owners.  The SBDC at UCF serves an eight-county area that includes Brevard, Flagler, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Sumter and Volusia counties, and maintains seven sub-center offices in addition to the main office in Orlando. The SBDC at UCF is a member of the Florida SBDC Network, a statewide service funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.    
    (407)420-4850 http://www.sbdcorlando.com

    SPIE
    SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies and to advance an interdisciplinary approach to the science and application of light. Serving more than 180,000 constituents from 168 countries, the Society advances emerging technologies through interdisciplinary information exchange, continuing education, publications, patent precedent, and career and professional growth. SPIE annually organizes and sponsors approximately 25 major technical conferences and exhibitions around the world including SPIE Photonics West and SPIE Defense, Security and Sensing. SPIE publishes the SPIE Digital Library, containing more than 310,000 research papers from the Proceedings of SPIE and the Society's 9 scholarly journals with around 18,000 new papers added each year, and more than 120 eBooks from the SPIE Press catalog, along with tutorial texts, special topics, and Field Guides. SPIE also publishes a wide variety of open access content.
    (360)676-3290 http://spie.org

    Tower Optical Corporation
    Tower Optical Corporation is a premier manufacturer and producer of high quality precision optics and assemblies. Its stock and "build to spec" custom products are used in leading-edge photonics technology Products include, crystal quartz waveplates and achromatic waveplates (retarders), lenses, prisms, beamsplitters, windows, optical flats, transmission flats, hot and cold mirrors, filters and coatings. Founded in 1978, is a supplier to manufacturers of electro-optics, lasers, telecommunications, medical instruments, optical imaging and optical computing. Its customers represent a broad variety of companies and industries including military, aircraft, aerospace, medical, university researchers and key U.S. Department of Defense contractors. Tower is registered ISO 9001:2008, SAE 9100 Rev B compliant and is registered with the U.S. State Department to obtain export licenses. Tower is a service disabled veteran owned small business (SDVOSB) Cage code 1N2U3.
    (561)740-2525 http://www.toweroptical.com/

    Triple Play Communications
    Triple Play Communications (TPC) is a specialty marketing and design services company targeting innovative opto-electronic technology applications. We provide a full range of services from detailed optical market assessments to cost effective execution of the full product development life cycle. Our market information is updated continuously and provides the necessary data to identify market trends and project sales forecasts. TPC’s design services are extremely flexible allowing both small and full turnkey design projects. In a typical turnkey project, TPC is responsible for the entire development task, beginning with creation of requirements documents and continuing through qualification and setup of production at the customer’s desired manufacturing facility. Our team utilizes many years of high volume optical interface development experience to develop and qualify product design solutions meeting each customer’s unique needs.
    (321)243-2671 http://3playcomm.com/home.html

    UCF CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics -- Platinum Patron Member
    CREOL, The College of Optics & Photonics is recognized as one of the top three independent optics academic departments in the nation. The College offers interdisciplinary graduate programs leading to MS and Ph.D.degrees in Optics. CREOL, The Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers, FPCE, the Florida Photonics Center of Excellence, and the Townes Laser Institute are research centers within the college. The College of Optics & Photonics has grown to an internationally recognized institute with 29 faculty members, 14 faculty with joint appointments, 9 faculty with courtesy appointments, and 5 emeritus professors, 54 research scientists and 160 graduate students with research activities covering all aspects of optics, photonics, and lasers, including lasers, fiber optics, semiconductor and integrated photonic devices, nonlinear and quantum optics, and imaging science. The College is housed in a state-of-the-art 104,000 sq. ft. building dedicated to optics research and education.
    (407)823-6800 www.optics.ucf.edu

    UCF University Economic Development
    UCF is the 7th largest university in the United States with over 45,000 students and has over 40 years of partnering with business. The diversity of the economic base of Florida and the Florida High Tech Corridor is a priority here at UCF. University Economic Development is here to assist technology-based companies explore opportunities here at UCF. UCF has the connections that can help identify opportunities that can help a company grow, or explore new or expanded operations here in Central Florida. If you are evaluating where to start or expand your business, please take a moment to view our web site and then let us know how we can help.
    (407)882-2104 http://universityrelations.ucf.edu/economic_development/index.htm

    UCF Photonics Incubator - Bronze Patron FPC Member
    The Photonics Incubator is part of the UCF Incubator Network and is located on the UCF campus within the facilities of CREOL & FPCE, The College of Optics and Photonics at the University of Central Florida. The Photonics Incubator is one of the ways that The College of Optics and Photonics fulfills one element of its mission, namely to “Aid the development of Florida’s and the nation’s high technology industries.” Companies in the Photonics Incubator have ready access to the CREOL faculty, graduate students, and CREOL laboratory facilities including the Nano-Fabrication CleanRoom and its Leica 5000 e-beam lithography instrument. In addition, the companies have ready access to other excellent UCF resources including the staff of the Office of Research and Commercialization and the Venture Lab in the College of Business.
    (407)234-5900 www.creol.ucf.edu/Partnerships/PhotonicsIncubator

    UCF Office of Research & Commercialization
    The UCF Office of Research & Commercialization ORC) serves UCF scholars as the official liaison between UCF and government and commercial sectors and by providing a helping hand for faculty as they work their way through the funding and contract management process. The Office helps establish connections with the agencies and individuals who invest in the promise of research and creative activities.       
    (407)823-5538 www.research.ucf.edu

    UCF Business Incubator - Bronze Patron FPC Member
    The UCF Business Incubator Program provides client companies with the experience and insight needed to create successful companies through relationships it has created with its network of experienced entrepreneurs, professional service providers, economic development partners, small business service providers, university experts as well as a dedicated staff. Since its founding in 1999, the UCF Business Incubation Program has helped more than 130 emerging companies (including 70 current clients) create over $500 million in annual revenue and more than 1000 new jobs with an average salary of $59,000. With seven facilities across the metro Orlando community, the Business Incubation Program is a collaboration in economic development between UCF, Orange County, the City of Orlando, Seminole County, the City of Winter Springs, Lake County, the City of Leesburg, and the Florida High Tech Corridor Council.
    (407)882-0211 http://incubator.ucf.edu

    University of South Florida
    The University of South Florida is a large urban research university with optics and photonics research distributed throughout several interdisciplinary centers and institutes. USF is designated as a “Research University” by the Carnegie Foundation, and had over $300 million dollars in research grants during the past year. Optics and Photonics research span the disciplines of the College of Marine Science on Satellite IR imaging of ocean phytoplankton, development of new biosensors using LED fluorescence of bio markers at the Center for BioDefense, to research in DNA mapping using laser based genome sequencing at the Moffitt Cancer Center. Much of the technology and intellectual property can be developed through the USF Research Foundation for use by industry often located at the USF Research Park. Details of these and other research programs may be found at the USF web site at
    (813)974-3995 www.usf.edu  and at www.research.usf.edu

    Vision Engineering Solutions
    Vision Engineering Solutions specializes in custom electro-optical sensors for collection of scientific, engineering and documentary data and also offers real-time, radiometrically accurate modeling and simulation of electro-optical data collection scenarios. (407)412-7611 http://visionengineered.com

    Williams & Associates
    Promotional items such as we supply help virtually any marketing campaign achieve enhanced results. Our experience in trade shows displays and marketing tools will enable you to increase trade show booth traffic. In addition, through the utilization of direct mail or messenger distribution, Williams & Associates will assist in the development of effective promotion engineered around your goals and your target audience. Williams and Associates currently services approximately 2,300 clients around the globe and is ranked in the top 1% nationally for promotional products companies. Our national ranking and company size places Williams and Associates in the enviable position of commanding excellent pricing from our vendors. This allows us to be very competitive. However, the main thrust of our business is customer service. Through our creativity and marketing skills, we have earned the respect and confidence of our clients and can respond quickly to their needs with optimum attention to details. Williams and Associates has offices in Tucson, Phoenix, and Hawaii, but we provide our superior service nationwide as well as worldwide.
    Contact us at (520)745-8500 or visit us at http://www.logoeditems.com

     
     
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