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Lightwave Logic to Solidify Polymer PICs as Part of the Photonics Roadmap at the World Technology Mapping Forum in Europe

Englewood, Colorado, June 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Lightwave Logic, Inc. (OTCQB: LWLG), a technology company focused on the development of Next Generation Photonic Devices and Non-Linear Optical Polymer Materials Systems for applications in high-speed fiber-optic data communications and telecommunications, announced today that Lightwave Logic’s CEO, Dr. Michael Lebby, will be promoting polymer PICs as part of his role at the World Technology Mapping Forum in Enschede, Netherlands on June 20, 2018. 
 

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The forum is a follow-on from a similar conference held in June 2017 and brings together many of the roadmap sub-committees (or technical working groups) that have been meeting over the past year to synthesize and finalize a world photonics system roadmap for the industry. 

Polymer PIC technologies are one of the technologies currently being considered for inclusion to the World Technology Map and will be addressed during the conference given their potential to have a major positive impact on scalable product volumes, improved technical specifications, cost, performance, lower power consumption with increasing functionality over the next decade. 

 
Recent technological advances demonstrated by Lightwave Logic’s polymer development team have unlocked the potential to drive data rates towards 100Gbps NRZ1 but, importantly with increased power efficiency to provide the photonics industry with commercially viable for state-of-the-art product solutions.

Dr. Lebby will lead two of the Telecom, Datacom, ICT, and Telecom, Datacom – Long Haul sub-committees and make presentations on the potential of polymer PICs to meet the technology challenges and opportunities that have been prioritized by committee members. These findings will identify the current state-of-the-art in photonic platform testing, packaging, assembly, design, substrates, and PIC platforms.   This will form the basis of the first International Photonic Systems Roadmap (IPSR).

Dr. Lebby, CEO of Lightwave Logic commented, “After a year of hard work by many photonics leaders and professionals in the field globally, we are now at a point of synthesizing and establishing the photonic industry’s first technology system roadmap.  Even more exciting, is that this roadmap will include Lightwave Logic’s technology of polymers and polymer PICs with the potential to drive not only 400Gbps aggregate data rate solutions, but also 800Gbps and beyond.”

Details on the World Technology Mapping Forum can be found at:  https://worldtechnologymappingforum.org

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Lightwave Logic, Inc. is a development stage company moving toward commercialization of next generation photonic devices using its high-activity and high-stability organic polymers for applications in data communications and telecommunications markets. Photonic electro-optical devices convert data from electric signals into optical signals. For more information, about the Company please visit the corporate website at: www.lightwavelogic.com.
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1 NRZ stands for non-return to zero which is pure 100Gbps or 1 x 100Gbps.  For example, 100Gbps PAM-4 (Pulse Amplitude Modulation with 4 levels) is actually a data rate of 200Gbps as PAM-4 incorporates multiple level signaling which doubles the data rate.  100Gbps NRZ can also be referred to in some market segments as 100GBaud.

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Steven Cordovano
Lightwave Logic
203-952-6373
steve@lightwavelogic.com