ENGLEWOOD, CO / ACCESSWIRE / May 7, 2020 / Lightwave Logic, Inc. (OTCQB:LWLG), a technology platform company leveraging its proprietary electro-optic polymers to transmit data at higher speeds with less power, today announced that its latest electro-optic polymer material has exceeded target performance metrics at 1310 nanometers (nm), a wavelength commonly used in high-volume datacenter fiber optics.
Currently available electro-optic polymer materials are constrained to applications at 1550 nm and are typically used for high-performance telecommunications fiber optics applications, as well as longer reach datacenter applications. Lightwave Logic’s new material demonstrates an attractive combination at 1310 nm of high electro-optic coefficient, low optical loss and good thermal stability at 85 Celsius. This material is expected to enable modulators with 80 GHz bandwidth and low drive power, and has an electro-optic coefficient of 200 pm/V, an industry measure of how responsive a material is to an applied electrical signal. This metric, otherwise known as r33, is very important in lowering power consumption when the material is used in modulator devices.
“This is a truly historic moment-not only in our company’ history, but in our industry – as we have demonstrated a polymer material that provides the basis for a world-class solution at the 1310 nm wavelength, something which other companies have spent decades attempting to achieve,” said Dr. Michael Lebby, Chief Executive Officer of Lightwave Logic. “Previous technologies have historically been limited to the 1550 nm wavelength, which constrains their applications, primarily to the telecommunications industry. Our technology is applicable to shorter reach datacenter operators, for whom decreasing power consumption is imperative to the bottom line of a facility. I look forward to continuing to provide updates as we progress in our technology development.”
About Lightwave Logic, Inc.
Lightwave Logic, Inc. (OTCQB:LWLG) is developing a platform leveraging its proprietary engineered electro-optic (EO) polymers to transmit data at higher speeds with less power. The Company’s high-activity and high-stability organic polymers allow Lightwave Logic to create next-generation photonic EO devices, which convert data from electrical signals into optical signals, for applications in data communications and telecommunications markets. For more information, please visit the Company’s website at www.lightwavelogic.com.
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