University of Arizona to Perform Additional Advanced Optical Measurements on Lightwave Logic's Perkinamine Indigo™
University Observes Intriguing Effects in Initial Tests
23 Apr, 2012, 10:09 ET
NEWARK, Del., April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lightwave Logic, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: LWLG), a technology company focused on the development of a Next Generation Non Linear Optical Polymer Materials Platform for applications in high speed fiber-optic data communications and optical computing, announced today that tests continue to be conducted at the University of Arizona to further validate previous results demonstrated at the University of Colorado and Photon-X, both of whom measured an electro-optical effect of greater than 250 picometers per volt at 1550-nanometers using the conventional Teng-Man testing protocol.
The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences has observed some intriguing effects in their initial measurements and would like to do further research to better understand the origin of Perkinamine Indigo's™ response by analyzing two additional material coefficients: the electro-optic coefficient r13 and the piezoelectric coefficient d33 in an effort to accurately determine the total contribution from electro-optic coefficient r33. This will require new material samples aligned in a different geometry that is more conducive to the University's technical requirements to support their Mach-Zehnder interferometry test method.
Jim Marcelli, Lightwave Logic's Chief Executive Officer commented, "We are pleased that Dr. Norwood has observed an unusual response in our material and looks forward to a more in-depth analysis of all the previous electro-optic coefficient measurements made. Meanwhile, we continue to test Perkinamine Indigo™ using the standard Teng-Man method at Photon-X and CU Boulder with promising results. Our internal development effort on the balance of our Perkinamine™ family of chromophores is moving forward as planned. We continue to work with our major microelectronics company and large system supplier through the continued testing."
Dr. Louis Glasgow, Lightwave's Chief Technology Officer stated, "While Dr. Norwood's group attempted to utilize the existing material samples in order to have a direct comparison with earlier measurements, these were not compatible with the technical specifications of the new Arizona testing procedure.
"We have agreed to reconfigure the material and provide them new samples that will satisfy their new testing protocol. We anticipate that this may take us at least one month to complete. We are continuing our effort to deepen our understanding of Perkinamine Indigo's™ unusual properties to further our general effort to commercialize devices built around our entire family of advanced organic nonlinear optical polymers."
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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, www.lightwavelogic.com for more information.
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