Lightwave Logic Inc of Longmont, CO, USA, which is developing next-generation photonic devices and non-linear optical polymer materials systems for high-speed fiber-optic datacoms and telecoms, says that CEO Dr Michael Lebby has been invited to give a presentation at the 3rd annual Photonic Integration Conference (PIC 2017) at the High Technology Campus, Eindhoven, The Netherlands (26 September).
Based on a previously published abstract ‘PICs are Enabling Innovative Products’, Lebby will focus on the explosive growth of integrated photonics both in data centers and telecom networks as well as non-communications applications, and will highlight the tremendous market opportunity that lies ahead for both new polymer-based PIC technologies as well as incumbent technologies such as indium phosphide (InP) and platforms such as silicon photonics.
Lebby will discuss Lightwave Logic’s latest results in polymer-based PIC technology, and specifically the firm’s advancement of its Mach-Zehnder ridge-waveguide modulator designs for 25Gbps and 50Gbps using Polymer PIC platform (P2IC) technology. The firm’s P2IC system is claimed to be inherently scalable and electrically efficient while offering an open-chemistry development platform that can generate new materials to increase performance without significant incremental cost. The 50Gbs ridge waveguide is the firm’s initial foray into datacom and telecom and cloud computing markets. However, future plans will incorporate P2IC polymers in ultra-miniaturized silicon organic hybrid devices.
“Our company has again piqued interest from the fiber-communications eco-system community, and is being asked to present technical results on our polymer-based PIC technology platform,” says Lebby. “We believe that polymer platform is the solution that can address cost-effective performance scaling of short-haul fiber-based communication systems as data rates approach 400Gbps and beyond,” he adds.
“This conference brings together key stakeholders who are both developing and looking for technology platforms that solve the primary problem that has hampered the ability of the fiber-communications eco-system to profitably keep pace with the almost limitless proliferation of data,” continues Lebby. “Our technical team is making terrific progress which is compounding a growing industry awareness and anticipation of a much-needed next-generation technology to replace legacy systems.”