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Lightwave Logic Announces Tech Progress

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Lightwave Logic has announced progress on several technological fronts as it works to commercialize its 50 Gbps polymer modulator technical platform in support of advanced photonic integrated circuit (PIC) requirements. On top of those plans, the company stated it has made significant progress towards integrating technology from its recent acquisition. Lightwave has also completed several wafer lots in its new internal fabrication facility, announcing that it plans to expand high-speed test and design capabilities at its Englewood, Colorado headquarters to support even higher speeds including 100 Gbps.

The company stated that its previously announced acquisition of electro-optic polymer assets includes a broad range of relevant technical know-how concerning materials, device design, fabrication, testing, reliability, and quality assurance. The additional technology has meshed well with its roadmap and annual goals as detailed during its annual shareholder meeting (ASM) last quarter. Lightwave Logic CEO Dr. Michael Lebby commented, "The process to digest the acquisition is going very smoothly, and we plan to integrate the acquired technology into our P2IC (polymer photonic integrated circuit) platform."

In line with plans announced at the ASM, the company said it has now constructed and fully equipped its own on-site fabrication facility. Jim Marcelli, President & COO commented, "I'm pleased to report that a number of wafer lots have now been successfully completed in the new facility using a fully internal device fabrication process. Thanks to the team's hard work this task was completed ahead of schedule."

Lightwave Logic also indicated during the ASM that polymer-based modulator platforms have the potential to operate at data rates significantly faster than 50 Gbps. At these speeds, the test capabilities required are pushing the state-of-the art. The company is looking to partner with key test instrument manufacturers and also continues to build its internal expertise with the hiring of world-class technical personnel with 100 Gbps experience.

Dr. Lebby noted, "The team exceeded its development milestones for the past two years. We are on track to supply customer prototypes. At the same time, we are laying the groundwork beyond prototyping in our fabrication facility, expanding our testing capability, and deepening our expertise in high speed design. I'm very proud of the progress the team is making."

Lightwave Logic is moving toward commercialization of next-generation photonic devices using its high-activity / high-stability organic polymers for applications in data communications and telecommunications markets. Photonic electro-optical devices convert data from electric signals into optical signals; visit the company's website for more details: www.lightwavelogic.com



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