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
3,542,448 Holographic recording and readout of digital information Glenn T. Sincerbox

Jerry L. Reynolds, Rodman S. Schools and Glenn T. Sincerbox

3,512,879 Bandwidth coded photographic film memory Glenn T. Sincerbox

Jerry L. Reynolds, Rodman S. Schools and Glenn T. Sincerbox

6,130,903 Trumpet-flared monolithically integrated semiconductor laser amplifier Jerome V. Moloney

Jerome V. Moloney, Robert Indik, Cun-Zheng Ning, Peter Matths Wippel Skovgaard and John G. McInerney

6,511,183 Digital image projector with oriented fixed-polarization-axis polarizing beamsplitter Stephen C. McClain

Jeffrey A. Shimizu, Peter J. M. Janssen and Stephen McClain

5,115,336 Photorefractive system and process for its use

Jay S. Schildkraut, Michael Scozzafava and Dennis G. Howe

6,169,827 Micro-optic switch with lithographically fabricated polymer alignment features for the positioning of switch components and optical fibers Robert A. Norwood

Jason Holman, Stephen M. Emo, Robert A. Norwood and Lawrence W. Shacklette

6,680,150 Suppression of side-lobe printing by shape engineering Stanley Pau

James W. Blatchford Jr., Omkaram Nalamasu and Stanley Pau

6,202,040 Image modifiers for use in scanning photographic images Jim Schwiegerling

James T. Schwiegerling and William F. Coyer

7,250,325 Image sensor with deep well region and method of fabrication the image sensor

James Robert Janesick, Eugene l. Dines, Mark S. Muzilla and Maryn G. Stapelbroek

7,166,878 Image sensor with deep well region and method of fabricating the image sensor

James Robert Janesick, Eugene L. Dines, Mark S. Muzilla and Maryn G. Stapelbroek

5,737,079 System and method for interferometric measurement of aspheric surfaces utilizing test plate provided with computer-generated hologram Jim H. Burge

James H. Burge and David S. Anderson

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

7,230,718 Simultaneous phase-shifting Fizeau interferometer James C. Wyant

James E. Millerd and James C. Wyant

7,057,738 Simultaneous phase-shifting Fizeau Interferometer James C. Wyant

James E. Millerd and James C. Wyant

3,829,219 Shearing interferometer James C. Wyant

James C. Wyant

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

Ivan K. Schuller and Charles M. Falco

4,430,183 Method of making coherent multilayer crystals Charles M. Falco

Ivan K. Schuller and Charles M. Falco

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

5,257,270 Shift-correction code rate-enhancing parity encoding/decoding

Hugh M. Hilden, Dennis G. Howe and Edward J. Weldon Jr.