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  • Lightwave Logic Creates New Organic Polymers

Photonics.com
Jan 2014
NEWARK, Del., Jan. 30, 2014 — Lightwave Logic Inc. has created a new way to combine multiple chromophores into a single polymer host with a significantly improved ability to generate organic nonlinear optical polymers for optical communications applications.

"This unique approach to electro-optic polymer development allows for a greater concentration of the chromophore compound with the selected polymer host,” said Tom Zelibor, CEO of Lightwave Logic, adding that the host is now more accurately a material system rather than a single material.

The proprietary process has also created two new material systems with demonstrated electro-optic values in laboratory tests, Lightwave reports, adding that their initial thermal stability results exceed those from any commercially available organic nonlinear polymer material system.

“We now have the flexibility of a nanoscale molecular range of color that allows us to adjust the absorption properties of the electro-optic polymers to address the individual frequency requirements of specific applications," said Lou Bintz, vice president of product development.

The demand for devices that can move 100 Gb/s at a price point less than $500 per gigabit is in the millions of units per year; Lightwave believes that organic polymers can achieve these conditions. The company and its partners are further analyzing the performance properties of the new materials, including aging data, before incorporating them into photonic device designs.

For more information, visit: www.lightwaveonline.com


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