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LightWave Logic Develops Polymer Photonics

Photonics Spectra
Sep 2016
Electro-optical technology provider Lightwave Logic Inc. is developing a polymer photonics technology platform to meet scaling metrics dictated by large data centers, telecommunications system operators and networking companies.

Lightwave’s component library includes slot waveguide modulators, ridge waveguide modulators, passive waveguides and waveguide splitters, and will now be expanded to include multiplexers, demultiplexers and spot-size converters, necessary for telecom and datacom devices.

The combination of Polymer Photonics with a silicon platform, such as a slot waveguide modulator coated with a thin coat polymer as the active component, will enable photonics to grow in integration density faster than before, beyond 1,000 photonics devices on a single chip. The components are low-cost and high-performance, allowing for high integration scaling design-rules.

"We continue to make steady progress in the development of our Polymer Photonics technology platform and are on track to achieve our stated goal to have our first demonstration device completed by the end of this year,” said Tom Zelibor, chairman and CEO of Lightwave Logic.

Lightwave Logic produces prototype electro-optic demonstration devices and is moving toward the commercialization of its high-activity, high-stability organic polymers for applications in electro-optical device markets.

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