LONGMONT, Colo., April 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Lightwave Logic, Inc. (OTCQB: LWLG), a technology company focused on the development of Next Generation Photonic Devices and Non-Linear Optical Polymer Materials Systems for applications in high speed fiber-optic data communications and optical computing, announced today that it has successfully achieved modulation of light in its first in-house all-polymer ridge waveguide modulator prototype.
Polymer photonics describes the melding of highly miniaturized photonic circuitry with the power and scalability of organic polymer materials.
Modulation of light is the process whereby an electrical data stream is encoded as pulses of light on an optical beam. Modulation in organic polymers is achieved by applying a voltage across the electro-optic core polymer waveguide layer.
This important step towards commercialization was primarily intended to prove that the Company's proprietary organic polymer systems could modulate light in an in-house designed and produced ridge waveguide modulator. Proof of our device's ability to modulate light is a significant achievement in a process that will eventually lead to high-speed, low input voltage modulators capable of penetrating the current market. The Company is still testing and modifying the poling profiles in prototype devices to duplicate the results seen in previous Teng Mann R33 material testing.
Tom Zelibor, Chairman and CEO of Lightwave Logic commented, "This important turning point for Lightwave Logic has been the result of a concerted effort by both our synthetic chemistry team in Delaware and our device development team in Longmont, Colorado.
"These initial results form a baseline from which we can now begin to optimize the performance of this prototype device. We expect that once the processes are fine tuned in our prototype, we should see electro-optic (EO) activity in the area of 60 picometers/volt and we will continue to make improvements to achieve even higher electro-optic activity. Material with this level of activity will enable us to develop modulators with high-speed performance superior to current commercial modulators.
"Our ultimate purpose is to demonstrate the ability of our polymer systems to modulate light in a telecom application before moving into high-value ultra miniaturized devices like the slot waveguide modulator to address the larger datacom opportunity."
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Lightwave Logic, Inc. is a development stage company that produces prototype electro-optic demonstration devices and is moving toward commercialization of its high-activity, high-stability organic polymers for applications in electro-optical device markets. Electro-optical devices convert data from electric signals into optical signals for use in high-speed fiber-optic telecommunications systems and optical computers. For more information, about the Company please visit the corporate website at: www.lightwavelogic.com.
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