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  • Lightwave Logic, CUNY Sign R&D Pact
Apr 2011
NEWARK, Del., April 4, 2011 — Lightwave Logic Inc., a designer and producer of electro-optic polymers, announced today that it has entered into a formal agreement with Queens College of the City University of New York (CUNY) to develop advanced nonlinear all-optical devices using its Perkinamine NR materials platform.

"Beginning with the recently announced fabrication of our first-ever all-optical-slot waveguide, we hope to explore and exploit the power of our next-generation Perkinamine NR materials platform for advanced all-optical applications in telecom and optical computing," said Dave Eaton, Lightwave Logic's chief technology officer.

"The thermal stability of Perkinamine NR chromophores, together with their high nonlinear effect, makes the material a logical choice for inclusion into optical devices of all kinds and makes possible the eventual development of an optical transistor," said Vinod Menon, associate professor of physics and head of the Laboratory for Nano and Micro Photonics at CUNY.

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The technology of manipulating light on a micro scale. In optical communications, this is usually accomplished using two or more materials with significantly different indicies of refraction. In most instances microphotonics relies on Fresnel reflection to guide the light.
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