Lightwave Logic has proclaimed that the State of Alabama will fund a two-year R&D program on organic photovoltaics and sophisticated solar energy capture.
Lightwave Logic is a technology firm that develops advanced non-linear optical polymer materials platform for optical computing and ultra-speed fiber-optic data communications applications.
Lightwave Logic will collaborate with the University of Alabama for the research and development program. The University of Alabama will study the sophisticated energy capture characteristics of Lightwave Logic’s Perkinamine-based dyes and other innovative patented structures based on the unique design of Perkinamine. The Perkinamine class of dyes has a panchromatic absorption property for a wavelength range between the near infrared (NIR), the visible spectrum and the near ultraviolet. This feature makes this class of dyes to absorb a broad range of solar radiation effectively.
The Perkinamine class of dyes has very high environmental and thermal durability, which make the dyes to be incorporated with available electronic material production methods that demand high processing temperature. The Perkinamine-based dyes are highly photostable or non-bleaching and their electro-optic applications are based on laser irradiation to generate the required non-linear optical responses.