Lightwave Logic licenses Corning organic electro-optical materials technology

Lightwave Logic, Inc. (OTCQB: LWLG), which is developing optical components based on optical polymer materials (see “Lightwave Logic touts new organic polymers”), says it has reached a sole worldwide license agreement with Corning Inc. (NYSE: GLW) which gives Lightwave Logic the right to leverage Corning's organic electro-optical chromophores in its technology designs. The license covers the use of Corning’s technology for communications, computing, power, and power storage applications.

Lightwave Logic says it values the Corning chromophores for their non-linear optical properties.

"We are extremely pleased to acquire rights to Corning's organic electro-optical materials,” said Tom Zelibor, chairman and CEO of Lightwave Logic. Together with the recent advancements we have made developing our new multi-chromophore synthesis process, the addition of these materials will significantly expand the number of potential chromophore combinations to drive the continuous improvement of powerful nonlinear organic electro-optical materials. These materials will be used in state-of-the-art photonic devices to fulfill today's needs and the future demands of data centers and telecommunications networks for many years to come."

The company’s silicon organic hybrid technology development efforts have resulted in prototype photonic chips and, most recently, modulators (see “Lightwave Logic producing prototype photonic chip” and “Lightwave Logic demos prototype silicon organic hybrid modulator”). Lightwave Logic says the prototype modulator requires less than 2.2 V to operate at speeds up to 30-35 Gbps (see “Lightwave Logic touts organic polymer modulator performance”).

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