Current Report



Washington, D.C. 20549



Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 29, 2017


Lightwave Logic, Inc.

 (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)







(State or other jurisdiction of
Incorporation or Organization)

(Commission File Number)

(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)



1831 Lefthand Circle, Suite C, Longmont, CO


(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (720) 340-4949


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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Item 8.01

Other Events.

On September 29, 2017, Lightwave Logic, Inc. (“Lightwave”) posted to its website the presentation given by Lightwave’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Michael Lebby, PhD, on September 26, 2017 at the PIC Conference at the High Technology Campus, Eindhoven, the Netherlands. His presentation focused on the explosive growth of integrated photonics both in data centers, telecom networks as well as non-communications applications and highlighted 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. Dr. Lebby also discussed Lightwave’s latest results in polymer based PIC technology, and specifically, Lightwave’s advancement of its Mach-Zehnder ridge waveguide modulator designs for 25Gbps and 50Gbps using Polymer PIC platform (P2IC™) technology, and the value and scalability of polymer-based PIC technology that it will bring to user’s cost-effective devices to address 400Gbps data rate applications. Lightwave’s website is located at


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.





/s/ James S. Marcelli


James S. Marcelli



Dated: September 29, 2017