Company Profile

Luminit LLC
Profile last edited on: 11/18/2019      CAGE: 49JS7      UEI: QBKEHJKH4L16

Business Identifier: Light shaping diffusers
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Location Information

1850 West 205th Street
Torrance, CA 90501
   (310) 320-1066
Location: Single
Congr. District: 43
County: Los Angeles

Public Profile

Luminit, LLC - formerly the Light Shaping Diffuser division of Physical Optics Corporation - in the early 1990s, was spun off from POC in 2005 as a private company specializing in custom and standard holographic diffusers based on multiple technology patents. Luminit’s commercial experience covers applications including bio-medical, semiconductor metrology, aerospace, automotive, architectural lighting and display applications. Luminit’s Light Shaping Diffusers® are available directly or through a network of domestic and international distributors. The firm's expertise in holography and photonics, combined with a patented mastering and manufacturing process, hs yielded Light Shaping Diffusers--the highest-selling, high-performance LED light diffuser on the market. Used in a wide array of applications and industries, from automotive taillights to LCD displays, to commercial and industrial lighting, thefirm's LED light diffusers use a patented holographic master recording technology that reshapes and redirects light for use in LED lighting, architectural lighting, bio-medical illumination, semiconductor metrology, aerospace, automotive, laser and display applications. Luminit Transparent Holographic Components™ are meeting the needs of Augmented Reality for wearables and automotive, and their Light Shaping MicroOptics bring custom designs from conception to high volume production for emerging applications such as LiDAR, 3D sensing and Time of Flight.

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Most Recent SBIR Projects

Year Phase Agency Total Amount
2019 1 AF $149,631
Project Title: Wave-Optic Propagation Computation Enabled by Machine Learning Algorithms (WOPA)
2019 1 AF $149,612
Project Title: Diffuser-based Scene Combiner (DiSC)
2018 1 Navy $124,862
Project Title: Concrete Materials Characterization (COMAC)
2018 1 Navy $124,610
Project Title: Uniform Diffuser Composed of Cascaded CGHs (UNIC)
2018 1 DMEA $149,773
Project Title: Holographic Projection Laser Marking System (HoloMark)

Key People / Management

  Engin Arik -- President and CEO

  Jun Ai

  Seth Coe-Sullivan -- Vice President and CTO

  Fedor Dimov

  Alkan Gulses -- Research Scientist

  Ed Kaiser -- Vice President Operations and COO

  Stanley Kao -- Vice President of Business and Product Development

  Leo Katsenelenson -- Vice President Engineering

  Russell Kurtz -- Director of R&D

  Linh Le-Whitaker -- VP of Finance

  Shamim Mirza

  Evgeni Poliakov

  Juan Russo

  Suleyman Turgut -- VP of Sales and Marketing

  Dmitry Voloschenko

  Xiaowei Xia

  Kevin Yu -- Vice President, Research and Development

  Peter Zinsli -- Marketing Manager