August 2000

Lumenon Innovative Lightwave Technology Inc.

Lumenon, patented PHASIC technology combines the best features of organic polymers and the best features of glass to produce a sophisticated hybrid material for integrated optics.


Created : 1998
Founders Dr  S. Iraj Najafi (Ecoloe Polythechnique, Montreal, Canada)
Dr  M. Andrews (McGill University, Montreal, Canada)
For Biographical information see our Who's Who page
Director and CEO Dr S. Iraj Najafi
Head office
8851 Trans-Canada Highway
Ville St-Laurent, Québec, Canada, H4S 1Z6
Tel: (514) 331-3738
Fax: (514) 331-1272
Engineering facility
9060 Ryan Avenue
Dorval, Québec, Canada, H9P 2M8
Tel: (514) 631-0033
Fax: (514) 631-0053
People 25 to be expanded soon to 150
Contact info
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Industry segment Photonic components for Optical network communications

Lumenon designs, develop and manufacture integrated optical waveguide circuits using a proprietary Sol-Gel technology called PHASIC (Photonic Hybrid Active Silica Integrated Circuits). The company was created to exploit the technological breakthrough made by the two co-founders at Ecole Polythechnique and Mc Gill University. Initial investments to the company came from Canadian private investors Manitex Capital and Pintree Capital. In 1999 an agreement with Molex - a Canadian manufacturer of electronic and fiber optic connectors and switches- boost the company with fresh money and facilitate its further expansion. The company targets initially the 1.3   and 1.5 µm WDM applications with the aim to provide a low cost solution to this multi billion $ market.   
Lumenon is a publicly traded company (Nasdaq). See Stock Quotes




2000 Annual report
1999 Annual report
Low temperature sol-gel process developed  
News appeared in 1997 (
SPIE, OE reports)
"Iraj Najafi (Ecole Polytechnique; Montreal, Canada) and Mark Andrews (McGill University, Montreal) have developed a process that can be used to mass produce integrated photonic devices, circuits and chips. ...

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