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2014

OptiGrate Named Finalist for International Award

MAY / 2014

OptiGrate Corp, a graduate of the UCF Business Incubation Program of Orlando, has been named a finalist for the National Business Incubation Association’s 2014 Outstanding Incubator Graduate award in the technology category. The winner of the prestigious award will be announced May 20 at NBIA’s 28th International Conference on Business Incubation in New Orleans. Read more »

 

2013

OSA Optics and Photonics News reports on OptiGrate’s success

NOVEMBER / 2013

OptiGrate began when a Russian scientist seized a ripe opportunity in the U.S. market. This University of Central Florida spinoff designs and manufactures volume Bragg gratings that boost laser performance and advance spectroscopy. OptiGrate’s Central Florida location has provided economic benefits, and it also enables collaborations with UCF and other organizations. Read more »

 

OptiGrate is noted for boosting FL economy in a cover story of I4 Business magazine

SEPTEMBER / 2013

OptiGrate is one of dozens of companies created by technological discoveries at UCF and nurtured to profitability in its business incubators. “It’s a disruptive technology,” explained M.J. Soileau, UCF’s vice president for research and a professor of optics. The technology basically provides the foundation for a new line of laser products. “It’s going to give people the ability to make things you didn’t know you could make,” continued Soileau, who earned a PhD in quantum electronics from the University of Southern California. “They’re first out of the block.” Read more »

 

OptiGrate is featured in the Cover Story of Forward Florida Magazine

JULY / 2013

Seeking to help emerging companies advance, the Super Region has locked on to leveraging the collective strengths of its universities and their supportive business communities. The result: targeted success.

A shining example of academic and industrial collaboration is OptiGrate Corp., a world-class optics company that specializes in the volume Bragg grating (VBG) technology. Read more »

 

OptiGrate is featured on the front page of UCF's Accelerator Magazine

MARCH / 2013

OptiGrate Corp., a graduate of the UCF Business Incubator (UCFBI) – Central Florida Research Park, was nominated as the “Small Manufacturer of the Year” at the Manufacturer’s Association of Central Florida (MACF) Annual President’s Award Dinner in November. Each year the Awards of Excellence are presented to MACF members in each manufacturing category: small, medium and large. Read more »

 

2012

OptiGrate receives President’s Award from Manufacturers Association of Central Florida

NOVEMBER / 2012

OptiGrate Corp has been recognized with the President’s Award by the Manufacturers Association of Central Florida (MACF) in the Small Manufacturer category. Every year this award goes to one company in each category: small, medium, and large manufacturers. Read more »

 

OptiGrate Moves to New Manufacturing Facility to Meet Growing Global Demand

OCTOBER / 2012

OptiGrate Corp recently moved to a new location to accommodate an increased demand for the firm’s volume Bragg grating (VBG) products and allow for future expansion. The new 10,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility nearly doubled OptiGrate’s corporate office space and manufacturing facilities and was specially designed and engineered for volume Bragg grating production. The facility - the only vertically integrated VBG production plant in the world – includes photo-thermo-refractive glass production unit, VBG holographic production unit, and VBG laser application development lab. Read more »

 

OptiGrate presents an invited paper at Photonics Europe on “Volume Bragg Gratings as Ultra-Narrow and Multiband Optical Filters”

APRIL / 2012

OptiGrate’s CEO Dr. Alexei Glebov presented an invited paper at Photonics Europe in Brussels, Belgium (15-20 April 2012) on “Volume Bragg Gratings as Ultra-Narrow and Multiband Optical Filters”. The paper reviews recent advances in VBG technologies that enabled key improvements of high efficiency grating properties and led to development of unique VBG based optical filters for Raman spectroscopy and other applications. The full article can be downloaded here »

 

OptiGrate founder Prof. Leonid Glebov and CEO Dr. Alexei Glebov are featured in April issue of SPIE Professional magazine as SPIE Fellows

APRIL / 2012

Among the newly chosen SPIE Fellows are Alexei Glebov, president and CEO of OptiGrate Corp., whose father Leonid Glebov of the University of Central Florida (UCF) is also an SPIE Fellow.  Read more »

 

PTR glass and OptiGrate’s optical filters are featured in Photonics Spectra

JANUARY / 2012

OptiGrate’s optical filters are featured in the 2012 Annual Trends Issue of Photonics Spectra. Read more »

 

2011

OptiGrate Receives Florida Companies to Watch Award

JANUARY / 2011

OptiGrate Corp has been recognized as a recipient of the 2011 Florida Companies to Watch award, an honor presented by GrowFL, the Florida Economic Gardening Institute. Read more »

 

2010

OptiGrate’s new filters enable a breakthrough in advanced Raman instrumentation 

SEPTEMBER / 2010

OptiGrate Corp has launched a complete product line of new ultra-narrow notch and bandpass filters for Raman spectroscopy applications. Read more »

 

2009

UCF and OptiGrate strengthen IP bonds

FEBRUARY / 2009

The University of Central Florida (UCF) and OptiGrate Corp., have extended a licensing agreement giving the company exclusive rights to make, sell and sub-license its full line of distinctive holographic optical elements. Read more »

 

OptiGrate Celebrates Ten Years of Success

JANUARY / 2009

Orlando Company Transforms Bright Ideas into Real World Products. Read more »

 

OptiGrate brings to market most compact and robust compressor for ultra-short laser pulses

JANUARY / 2009

... has developed and patented the most compact and robust femtosecond laser pulse stretcher and compressor based on Chirped Volume Bragg Gratings (CBGs) technology. Read more

 

OptiGrate Corp Appoints Dr. Alexei Glebov Chief Executive Officer

JANUARY / 2009

"Alexei brings to OptiGrate a deep understanding of the optoelectronics industry and extensive experience managing advanced technology development and new product introduction,” Read more »

 

 

2008

Dr. Leon Glebov named the 2008 recipient of the Dennis Gabor Award from SPIE

JANUARY / 2008

For discovery and practical implementation of photothermorefractive glass as a new medium for recording high-efficiency volume holographic gratings.

 

2007

Dr. Leon Glebov elected to the 2008 Fellow Membership of the Optical Society of America (OSA)

NOVEMBER / 2007

For pioneering studies of photo-ionization physics of pure and doped glasses.

 

The Florida High Tech Corridor’s first-ever “Award for Innovation in Central Florida” was awarded to OptiGrate

SEPTEMBER / 2007

This Central Florida company designs and manufactures a variety of optical gratings and devices for commercial and military uses. OptiGrate received a William C. Schwartz Industry Innovation Award from the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission.

 

  "Photosensitive Glass Changes Light Properties to Create Holograms," Dr. Leon Glebov's hologram work celebrated as one of top 100 technological breakthroughs.

MARCH / 2007

Dr. Leon Glebov's work has been celebrated as one of the top 100 technological breakthroughs by the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) for pioneering a method of writing microscopic pathways - holograms - into glass.

 

2006

  "Tripping the Light": OptiGrate makes holographic technology breakthrough,” by Nancy Christianson Curry.

JULY / 2006

Reprinted from TEXTURE magazine, a publication of the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission, Summer / Fall 2006, pp. 28-29.