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
4,538,159 Ceramic overcoated optical recording element

Mool C. Gupta, Joseph J. Wrobel and Dennis G. Howe

6,980,377 Chromatic vignetting in lens systems Matthew Dubin

Brent D. Larson and Matthew B. Dubin

8,415,704 Close-packed array of light emitting devices
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

3,961,191 Coded imaging systems Harrison H. Barrett

William W. Stoner, David T. Wilson and Harrison H. Barrett

6,392,235 Coded-aperture system for planar imaging of volumetric sources

Harrison H. Barrett, Eric Clarkson and Donald W. Wilson

6,538,805 Codopant polymers for efficient optical amplification Robert A. Norwood

Robert A. Norwood, Anthony F. Garito and Anna Panackal

4,448,854 Coherent multilayer crystals and method of making Charles M. Falco

Ivan K. Schuller and Charles M. Falco

7,597,447 Color correcting contrast enhancement of displays Matthew Dubin

Brent D. Larson and Matthew B. Dubin

7,057,737 Common optical-path testing of high numerical aperture wavefronts

James E. Millerd, Neal J. Brock, John B. Hayes and James C. Wyant

5,189,906 Compact atomic force microscope Dror Sarid

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

4,057,723 Compact corona charging device Dror Sarid

Dror Sarid and Brian E. Springett

6,731,434 Compact lens-assembly for the teleportal augmented reality system Hong Hua

Hong Hua and Jannick P. Rolland

4,884,003 Compact micromotion translator John B. Hayes

John B. Hayes

5,103,094 Compact temperature-compensated tube-type scanning probe with large scan range John B. Hayes

John B. Hayes

5,173,605 Compact temperature-compensated tube-type scanning probe with large scan range and independent X, Y and Z control John B. Hayes

John B. Hayes

4,836,666 Compensation for primary reflector wavefront error Aden B. Meinel

Aden B. Meinel, Marjorie P. Meinel and John E. Stacy

7,504,453 Composite thermal interface material including particles and nanofibers Linan Jiang

Xuejiao Hu, Linan Jiang and Kenneth E. Goodson

7,258,731 Composite, nanostructured, super-hydrophobic material
7,150,904 Composite, ordered material having sharp surface features