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Lightwave Logic Announces All-Organic Polymer Ridge Waveguide Modulators For Gbps Solutions

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Company discussed latest 25 Gbps modulator results and engagement of a contract packaging partner to prepare devices for customer evaluations

In its annual shareholders meeting, Lightwave Logic has announced it will use its all-organic 25 Gbps ridge waveguide modulator in a 4 channel architecture (4 x 25 Gbps) to address the burgeoning 100 Gbps market opportunity. It also revealed initial simulation results that show that the company is also preparing to address the 400 Gbps market with 50 Gbps ridge waveguide modulators.

Dr. Michael Lebby, CEO of Lightwave Logic, provided an overview of the company’s plans to take to market its 25 Gbps ridge waveguide modulator through optimising both the electro-optic polymers and the photonic device design. He reviewed the 25 GHz modulator data that indicate the suitability of the company’s devices for 25 Gbps applications. He also noted that the company had now entered into a contract with a packaging partner who has deep experience in high-speed telecommunications and data communications optoelectronic devices. The partner will package Lightwave’s 25 Gbps modulators so further evaluations can be made--both internally and externally by potential customers.


Dr. Lebby also presented market data demonstrating that the 100 Gbps market is well suited for Lightwave Logic’s all-organic ridge waveguide modulator. Dr. Lebby also presented preliminary modeling and simulations of modulators similar to the 25 Gbps device that showed the potential to operate at 50 Gbps. There are a number of approaches to address the growing demand by the industry for 400 Gbps, and one solution that is gaining momentum in the market place is using 8 channels of 50 Gbps.

Dr. Lebby commented, “The team has come a long way in the past 3 months with our 25 Gbps modulator, and we are now laser-focused on moving the technology from prototype to marketplace. Our team is expanding with more world-class engineers being hired to accelerate development of 25 Gbps all-organic ridge waveguide modulator, as well as
hone the performance."





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