Lightwave Logic, Inc. (OTCQB: LWLG), a technology platform company leveraging its proprietary electro-optic polymers to transmit data at higher speeds with less power, has announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued US Patents No. 10,509,164 and 10,511,146 to support the photonic integration of the company´s polymer modulator technical platform, the company said.
Lightwave Logic´s Faster by Design™ technology is a high-speed active integrated optics platform using the company´s own high-performance Perkinamine™ polymer materials. This platform is being designed to integrate into current semiconductor platforms, while also being uniquely capable of extending to higher speeds and lower electrical power consumption, a requirement for the next-generation fiber optic transceiver market.
Both patents describe breakthroughs related to integrating semiconductor lasers with polymer devices, such as modulators, to make a complete transmitter. The guide transition devices and methodology for guiding light from semiconductor lasers in layers of polymers on a semiconductor substrate–and more particularly, to transition light from one layer to another–provide the distinct advantages of reduced optical loss, cross-talk and other interference.
The patents also describe increased alignment tolerance between various planes–or layers of the polymer device–as well as between the polymer device and externally attached optical fibers. As alignment tolerance is increased, the manufacturing ease of guided wave optical devices also increases.
The addition of these patents increases Lightwave Logic´s domestic and international portfolio to 47 patents issued.
Lightwave Logic 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, visit the company´s website at lightwavelogic.com.