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.


Patent Number Patent Titlesort icon OSC Author(s) All Authors
7,423,803 1-μm phosphate-glass fiber amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) source

Arturo Chavez-Pirson, Shibin Jiang and Wenyan Tian

8,134,719 3-D imaging using telecentric defocus Rongguang Liang

Rongguang Liang and Lawrence A. Ray

6,368,775 3-D photo-patterning of refractive index structures in photosensitive thin film materials

Barrett G. Potter Jr. and Kelly Simmons Potter

5,025,658 A compact scanning force microscope Dror Sarid

Virgil B. Elings, John A. Gurley and Dror Sarid

6,218,057 A lithographic process having sub-wavelength resolution Stanley Pau

Raymond A. Cirelli, Omkaram Nalamasu, Stanley Pau and George P. Watson

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

Lifeng Li and John C. Brazas

5,982,422 Accelerated imaging technique using platinum silicide camera Eustace L. Dereniak

Laurence Flath, Eustace L. Dereniak, John P. Garcia and Steven M. Shepard

4,961,634 Achromatic infrared retarder Russell A. Chipman

Russell Chipman and David B. Chenault

8,427,906 Acoustic Sensor Utilizing the AE Effect Russell S. Witte
6,510,261 Acousto-optic variable attenuator with active cancellation of back reflections Pavel Polynkin

Wayne V. Sorin, Pavel G. Polynkin, Steven L. Shepherd, Byoung Yoon Kim and Seok Hyun Yun

6,912,090 Adjustable compound microlens apparatus with mems controller Stanley Pau

Avinoam Kornblit, Stanley Pau and Maria E. Simon

7,612,880 Advanced polarization imaging method, apparatus and computer program product for retinal imaging, liquid crystal testing, active remote sensing and other applications Russell A. Chipman

Russell Chipman

6,846,099 Aircraft position light Matthew Dubin

Matthew B. Dubin, Brent D. Larson and Scott R. Mangum

6,847,460 Alignment and correction template for optical profilometric measurement Joanna Schmit

Colin T. Farrell, Anthony L. Martinez, Joanna Schmit and Michael B. Krell

8,102,885 All-fiber mode selection technique for multicore fiber laser devices

Li Ll, Nasser Peyghambarian and Axel Schulzgen

7,130,319 All-fiber Q-switched laser Yushi Kaneda

Yushi Kaneda, Christine Spiegelberg, Jihong Geng and Yongdan Hu

4,121,167 Amplifying characteristics of a cavity-enclosed nonlinear medium Hyatt M. Gibbs

Hyatt M. Gibbs, Samuel L. McCall Jr. and Thirumalai N.C. Venkatesan

4,012,699 Amplifying characteristics of a cavity-enclosed nonlinear medium Hyatt M. Gibbs

Hyatt M. Gibbs, Samuel L. McCall Jr. and Thirumalai N.C. Venkatesan

4,165,155 Amplitude modulation of a light beam Glenn T. Sincerbox

Joseph G. Gordon II and Glenn T. Sincerbox

4,431,708 Annealed CVD molybdenum thin film surface Bernhard O. Seraphin

Gary E. Carver and Bernhard O. Seraphin