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 Title OSC Author(s) All Authorssort icon
7,638,182 Method for producing microchannels in drawn material
7,312,875 Two-wavelength spatial-heterodyne holography
7,258,731 Composite, nanostructured, super-hydrophobic material
7,150,904 Composite, ordered material having sharp surface features
6,853,669 Nanocrystal waveguide (now) laser
6,757,463 Narrowband resonant transmitter
6,661,952 Subwavelength efficient polarization filter
6,552,842 Reflective coherent spatial light modulator
6,532,326 Transverse-longitudinal integrated resonator
6,069,770 Method for producing sliders
7,576,334 Photoacoustic Indicators Russell S. Witte
11/866023 Thermal Strain Imaging With a Linear Array Russell S. Witte
8,057,390 Current Mapping of Biopotentials using AE Effect Russell S. Witte
8,427,906 Acoustic Sensor Utilizing the AE Effect Russell S. Witte
8,879,352 Ultrasonic and Photoacoustic Imaging Devices and Methods Russell S. Witte
16/098,624 Image-Guided Microwave Therapy Russell S. Witte
62/555,524 Imaging Electrical Current Patterns Generated by a Medical Device Russell S. Witte
62/55,543 Handheld Ultrasound Transducer Array for 3D Transcranial Ultrasound and Acoustoelectric Imaging and Related Modalities Russell S. Witte
4,057,723 Compact corona charging device Dror Sarid

Dror Sarid and Brian E. Springett

7,190,836 Efficient ordering of data for compression and visualization Michael W. Marcellin
Arun Krishnan and Michael Marcellin