Two new patents for Lightwave Logic

Created December 30, 2019
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Technology platform company Lightwave Logic has announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued U.S. Patents No. 10,509,164 and 10,511,146 to support the photonic integration of the company’s polymer modulator technical platform, bringing the company’s domestic and international portfolio to 47.

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 designed to integrate into current semiconductor platforms, while also being capable of extending to higher speeds and lower electrical power consumption, a requirement for the next-generation fibre 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 fibres. As alignment tolerance is increased, the manufacturing ease of guided wave optical devices also increases.

“Pursuing and obtaining effective intellectual property protection for our platform encompassing the fundamental IP underlying key materials, processes, devices and packaging in all major global markets is a critical part of our growth strategy and commercialisation,” said Lightwave Logic CEO Dr. Michael Lebby (pictured). “We have continued to build a unique position in these key areas as we expand our issued patent portfolio and file new patent applications for our technologies.”

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by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.