Patents

Innovation and invention are daily occurrences at the College of Optical Sciences. The field of optics is full of possibilities — as Nobel laureate and OSC professor Nicolaas Bloembergen explains, " I think that what attracts me most ... is the eternal fascination of discovering, in my laboratory or at my desk, something that no one before me has found."

For more information about our faculty’s patents, see the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the UA Office of Technology Transfer's list of licensable technologies.

Patents

Patent Number Patent Title OSC Author(s) All Authorssort icon
5,991,461 Selection process for sequentially combining multiple sets of overlapping surface-profile interferometric data to produce a continuous composite map Joanna Schmit

Mark A. Schmucker and Joanna Schmit

6,314,809 Gravity measurement using Bose-Einstein condensed vapors and atom interferometry

Mark A. Kasevich and Brian P. Anderson

6,731,834 System and method to calibrate an optical cross-connect Stanley Pau

Mario E. deAngelis, William R. Holland and Stanley Pau

5,231,533 Nonlinear optical element and uses thereof

Makoto Gonokami, Kenji Takeda, Eiichi Hanamura and Yoshinori Tokura

7,079,730 Integrated hybrid optoelectronic devices. Mahmoud Fallahi

Mahmoud Fallahi and Amir Fardad

6,436,613 Integrated hybrid optoelectronic devices Mahmoud Fallahi

Mahmoud Fallahi and Amir Fardad

6,560,386 Tunable optical add/drop multiplexer Robert A. Norwood

Louay Eldada and Robert A. Norwood

6,438,293 Tunable optical add/drop multiplexer Robert A. Norwood

Louay Eldada and Robert A. Norwood

5,420,947 A method for achromatically coupling a beam of light into a waveguide

Lifeng Li and John C. Brazas

7,567,391 Radiation source with self-aligning optics Russell A. Chipman

Lester D. Strauch III, Richard J. Kreis, Russell Chipman and Karlton Crabtree

4,321,559 Multiwavelength self-pumped solid state laser

Leon Esterowitz and Robert C. Eckardt

4,445,209 Dithered focusing systems

Lee Mickelson and Eric V. Olson

4,322,837 Dithered center tracking system

Lee Mickelson and Eric V. Olson

5,744,267 Azo-dye-doped photorefractive polymer composites for holographic testing and image processing Russell A. Chipman

Klaus Meerholz, Bernard Kippelen, Nasser Peyghambarian, Scott R. Lyon, Henry K. Hall Jr., Anne B. Padias, Sandalphon and Boris L. Volodin

7,726,860 Light apparatus Matthew Dubin

Kevin Harrity, Cory J. Nelson, David R. Carlson, Mark E. Johnson, Scott W. Demarest, Matthew B. Dubin and Kenneth W. Michaels

7,334,630 Closed-loop microchannel cooling system Linan Jiang

Kenneth E. Goodson, Chuau-Hua Chen, David E. Huber, Linan Jiang, Thomas W. Kenny, Jae-Mo Koo, Daniel J. Laser, James C. Mikkelsen, Juan G. Santiago, Evelyn Ning-Yi Wang, Shulin Zeng and Lian Zhang

6,942,018 Electro-osmotic microchannel cooling system Linan Jiang

Kenneth E. Goodson, Chuau-Hua Chen, David E. Huber, Linan Jiang, Thomas W. Kenny, Jae-Mo Koo, Daniel J. Laser, James C. Mikkelsen, Juan G. Santiago, Evelyn Ning-Yi Wang, Shulin Zeng and Lian Zhang

4,639,139 Optical profiler using improved phase-shifting interferometry James C. Wyant

Keith N. Prettyjohns and James C. Wyant

6,603,917 Planar optical waveguide with core barrier Robert A. Norwood

Kazuya Takayama, Donald S. Bitting and Robert A. Norwood

4,832,489 Two-wavelength phase-shifting interferometer and method

Katherine Creath and James C. Wyant