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 Numbersort icon Patent Title OSC Author(s) All Authors
8,461,600 Method for morphological control and encapsulation of materials for electronics and energy applications
8,460,887 Sensitive and rapid determination of antimicrobial susceptibility Scott Saavedra

Daniel A. Buttry, David A. Goldberg, David C. Howson, Steven W. Metzger and Scott Saavedra

8,460,782 Array of aligned and dispersed carbon nanotubes and method of producing the array
8,427,906 Acoustic Sensor Utilizing the AE Effect Russell S. Witte
8,425,596 Retinal instrument
8,415,704 Close-packed array of light emitting devices
8,396,320 Method and apparatus for determining the stray-light point-spread function of an imaging system Peter A. Jansson

Jan P. Allebach, Burak Bitlis, Peter A. Jansson and Jianing Wei

8,334,889 Auto stereoscopic 3-D telepresence using integral holography

Arkady Bablumyan, Pierre-Alexandre Blanche and Nasser Peyghambarian

8,325,402 System and method for synchronizing a spatial light modulator with a pulsed laser to record a hologram at the repetition rate of the pulsed laser

Arkady Bablumyan, Pierre-Alexandre Blanche and Nasser Peyghambarian

8,271,636 Method of forming composite, ordered material having sharp surface features
8,224,045 System for early detection of dental caries Rongguang Liang

Mark E. Bridges, Peter D. Burns, Rongguang Liang and Victor C. Wong

8,216,674 Superhydrophobic diatomaceous earth
8,213,021 Interferometer system for and a method of determining a surface characteristic by modifying surface height data using corresponding amplitude data Erik Novak

G. Lawrence Best, Dong Chen, Florin Munteanu and Erik Novak

8,208,136 Large area substrate for surface enhanced raman spectroscopy (SERS) using glass-drawing technique
8,203,780 Systems and methods for improving the performance of a photorefractive device Nasser Peyghambarian

Weiping Lin, Nasser Peyghambarian, Peng Wang and Michiharu Yamamoto

8,202,749 Array of aligned and dispersed carbon nanotubes and method of producing the array
8,196,217 Tip-enhanced resonant apertures Yuzuru Takashima

Yao-Te Cheng, Paul C. Hansen, Lambertus Hesselink, Yuzuru Takashima and Yin Yuen

8,193,406 Super-hydrophobic bandages and method of making the same
8,142,516 Self-cleaning skin-like prosthetic polymer surfaces
8,134,719 3-D imaging using telecentric defocus Rongguang Liang

Rongguang Liang and Lawrence A. Ray