Lightwave Logic Announces Lehigh Third-order Study of Perkinamine NR™

Tests Demonstrate Potential To Expand All-Optical Applications Beyond Telecom

Oct 07, 2010, 13:07 ET from Lightwave Logic, Inc.

NEWARK, Del., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Lightwave Logic, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: LWLG) a technology company focused on the development of the 'Next Generation Electro-Optic Polymer Material Platform' for applications in high speed fiber-optic data communications and optical computing, provided an update on the Company's work with Lehigh University physicists on third-order nonlinear optical properties of its proprietary molecule, Perkinamine NR™.

Third-order optical nonlinearities do not require an electric field to influence the passage of light through a material.  This property has led this evolving technology area to be known as light- switching-light optical technology. Lehigh has tested thin-film polymer composites of Perkinamine NR™ and determined the following third-order effects:

  • 100 times stronger than the highest off-resonance small molecule currently known.
  • 2600 times more powerful than fused silica, the general on resonance response measurement standard.
  • Extremely fast (less than 1 picosecond) photo-induced nonlinear response that would be capable of modulation at rates of 1 THz (terahertz).

Lightwave's Chief Technology Officer, David Eaton stated, "The Lehigh University team's tests demonstrate that the potential applications for our materials portfolio can be greatly expanded outside the telecom arena. We are excited to be working with Professor Ivan Biaggio and his team."  

Jim Marcelli, Lightwave's Chief Executive Officer added, "We believe that these tests establish the unique properties of our exciting Perkinamine NR™ optical material which holds the promise of ultra-fast optical switches, optical computing applications and computational data transfer."

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Lightwave Logic, Inc. is a development stage company that is producing 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. Please visit the Company's website,, for more information.

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