US Pat. No. 10,162,111

MULTI-FIBER/PORT HERMETIC CAPSULE SEALED BY METALLIZATION AND METHOD

Lightwave Logic Inc., En...

1. An hermetically sealed monolithic photonic integrated circuit (PIC) including optical components and multiple optical and electrical inputs/outputs comprising:a semiconductor/metal base including sensitive semiconductor/polymer electrical and optical components with multiple optical and electrical inputs, multiple optical and electrical outputs, and/or multiple optical and electrical inputs and outputs;
a semiconductor/metal basic lid;
the semiconductor/metal basic lid sealed to the semiconductor/metal base by metallization so as to form a chamber including the sensitive semiconductor/polymer electrical and optical components and hermetically sealing the chamber and the sensitive component from the ambient in a basic hermetic capsule.

US Pat. No. 10,509,164

GUIDE TRANSITION DEVICE AND METHOD

Lightwave Logic Inc., Lo...

1. A guide transition device comprising:a semiconductor platform defining a first plane and including a monolithic semiconductor laser designed to generate a light beam into the first plane;
a light input port on the first plane, the light input port being coupled to receive the light beam from the monolithic semiconductor laser;
a polymer second plane formed on the semiconductor platform different than the first plane and defining a polymer waveguide;
a polymer waveguide light output port on the polymer second plane, the light output port designed to couple a received light beam to output equipment, the polymer waveguide includes a lower cladding layer, a core, and an upper cladding layer, a first end of the lower cladding layer, the core, and the upper cladding layer being cut at an angle to define the second angular deflection surface, a second end of the lower cladding layer, the core, and the upper cladding layer defining the light output port, and at least one protection layer between the lower cladding layer and the core, and at least one protection layer between the upper cladding layer and the core; and
plane shifting apparatus including a first angular deflection surface in the first plane and a second angular deflection surface in the polymer second plane, the plane shifting apparatus being coupled to receive the light beam from the light input port on the first plane and to shift or transfer the light beam to the polymer waveguide of the polymer second plane, the plane shifting apparatus being coupled to transfer the light beam to the polymer waveguide light output port on the second plane.

US Pat. No. 10,511,146

GUIDE TRANSITION DEVICE WITH DIGITAL GRATING DEFLECTORS AND METHOD

Lightwave Logic Inc., Lo...

1. A guide transition device comprising:a platform of semiconductor material;
a monolithic semiconductor laser and a semiconductor waveguide formed as a part of the platform and designed to generate a light beam, the semiconductor waveguide defining a light input port for receiving the light beam from the monolithic semiconductor laser, the monolithic semiconductor laser and the semiconductor waveguide being positioned on a first plane;
a lower cladding layer, a polymer core, and an upper cladding layer forming a polymer waveguide and included polymer modulator positioned on the platform at least partially on the semiconductor waveguide, the polymer waveguide and polymer modulator being on a second plane different than the first plane with a first end defining a light output port on the second plane, the light output port designed to couple a received light beam to output equipment; and
plane shifting apparatus coupled to receive the light beam from the light input port on the first plane and to shift or transfer the light beam to the second plane, the plane shifting apparatus including one or more digital gratings and one or more angular deflection surfaces each designed to deflect the light beam approximately ninety degrees, the plane shifting apparatus being coupled to transfer the light beam to the light output port on the second plane.

US Pat. No. 10,527,786

POLYMER MODULATOR AND LASER INTEGRATED ON A COMMON PLATFORM AND METHOD

Lightwave Logic Inc., En...

1. A monolithic photonic integrated circuit comprising:a platform formed of InP;
a monolithic InP laser formed in/on the platform; and
an electro-optic polymer modulator monolithically built onto the platform and optically coupled to the monolithic laser, the polymer modulator being optically coupled to the monolithic laser by waveguides including multilayer polymer waveguides with an electro-optic (EO) polymer core and top and bottom EO polymer cladding layers and the EO polymer core has an EO coefficient (r33) greater than 250 pm/V, a Tg 150° C. to 200° C. and a resistivity approximately 108 Ohm-cm, and the top and bottom EO polymer cladding layers have a Tg approximately the same as the Tg of the EO polymer core, where Tg is the glass transition temperature, and a resistivity, at room temperature, greater than approximately 108 Ohm-cm, and a resistivity much less than the resistivity of the EO polymer core at poling temperature, and the top and bottom EO polymer cladding layers have levels of conductivity equal to or higher than the EO polymer core.

US Pat. No. 10,520,673

PROTECTION LAYERS FOR POLYMER MODULATORS/WAVEGUIDES

Lightwave Logic Inc., Lo...

1. A polymer waveguide/modulator comprising:a lower cladding layer having a refractive index;
a polymer core having a refractive index;
an upper cladding layer having a refractive index;
a first protection or barrier layer sandwiched between the lower cladding layer and the core, the first protection or barrier layer being designed to protect the lower cladding layer and the core from solvents and gases and to prevent current leakage between the lower cladding layer and the core, and the first protection or barrier layer being optically transparent and designed with a refractive index less than, greater than, or the same as the refractive index of the core or substantially equal to the refractive index of the lower cladding layer;
a second protection or barrier layer sandwiched between the core and the upper cladding layer, the second protection or barrier layer being designed to protect the upper cladding layer and the core from solvents and gases and to prevent current leakage between the upper cladding layer and the core, and the second protection or barrier layer being optically transparent and designed with a refractive index less than, greater than, or the same as the refractive index of the core or substantially equal to the refractive index of the upper cladding layer; and
wherein the first and second protection or barrier layers each include multiple pairs of sub-layers, each pair of sub-layers including a first sub-layer positioned closest to the core having a refractive index higher than a refractive index of a second sub-layer positioned farther from the core.