Lightwave Logic touts polymer-based silicon photonics work

Lightwave Logic, Inc. (OTCQB: LWLG), focused on the use of non-linear optical polymer materials as a basis for integrated photonic component development, has unveiled a new endeavor, the Polymer Photonics Integrated Circuit (P2IC) design platform. The platform leverages high-speed ridge waveguide and slot waveguide modulator designs that marry polymer photonics with silicon photonics for telecom and datacom applications, the company asserts.

Lightwave Logic, Inc. (OTCQB: LWLG), focused on the use of non-linear optical polymer materials as a basis for integrated photonic component development, has unveiled a new endeavor, the Polymer Photonics Integrated Circuit (P2IC) design platform. The platform leverages high-speed ridge waveguide and slot waveguide modulator designs that marry polymer photonics with silicon photonics for telecom and datacom applications, the company asserts.

The P2IC technology will support optical transmission at 200 Gbps and beyond at lower costs than other approaches, Lightwave Logic says. The company reveals it has begun design of slot waveguides onto silicon platforms. By further integrating other waveguide-based silicon photonic devices such as multiplexers and demultiplexers, the combined polymer and silicon photonics devices will provide both low cost and high scalability, the company says.

Lightwave Logic has worked in polymer-enabled photonic integration for several years (see, for example, "Lightwave Logic touts new organic polymers"). Products based on the P2IC platform should reach the market soon.

"During the next several months we will unveil our first ridge waveguide modulator to address the requirements of the OC-48 (2.5 Gbps) and OC-192 (10 Gbps) carrier market," said Tom Zelibor, Lightwave Logic's chairman and CEO. "Given the amount of industry interest we have previously received, this initial effort is designed to prove that our P2IC platform can meet commercial requirements. However, the ultimate goal remains to demonstrate that our technology is scalable to 200 Gbps and beyond. We expect to meet that demand."

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