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
6,700,697 Reflective erbium-doped amplifier

Sergio Brito Mendes, Arturo Chavez-Pirson, Nayer Eradat, Shibin Jiang, Yushi Kaneda and Thomas Nikolajsen

7,327,958 Transient-based channel growth for optical transmission systems Daniel Kilper

Daniel C. Kilper, Narasimhan Raghavan, Elizabeth O. Richey, Sydney A. Taegar and Christopher A. White

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

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

Arkady Bablumyan, Pierre-Alexandre Blanche and Nasser Peyghambarian

7,283,744 Performance monitoring based on optical autocorrelation Daniel Kilper

Mihaela Dinu, Daniel C. Kilper and Howard R. Stuart

7,687,239 Sensitive and rapid determination of antimicrobial susceptibility Scott Saavedra

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

7,283,250 Measurement of object deformation with optical profiler

Erik Novak, Joanna Schmit and Paul R. Unruh

7,119,909 Film thickness and boundary characterization by interferometric profilometry

Erik Novak, Joanna Schmit and Paul R. Unruh

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

7,580,582 Methods for decoding corrupt JPEG2000 codestreams Michael W. Marcellin

Ali Bilgin, Michael Marcelin and Zhenyu Wu

8,634,119 System for holography

Arkady Bablumyan, Pierre-Alexandre Blanche and Nasser Peyghambarian

7,061,584 Multiaxis projection imaging system Artur Olszak

Artur G. Olszak and Michael R. Descour

7,130,115 Multimode scanning imaging system Artur Olszak

Artur G. Olszak, Chen Liang and Michael R. Descour

8,805,133 Low-loss UV to mid IR optical tellurium oxide glass and fiber for linear, non-linear and active devices Arturo Chavez-Pirson

Arturo Chavez-Pirson and Daniel Rhonehouse

7,289,707 Multi-core optical fiber image amplifier and method of drawing

Arturo Chavez-Pirson, Bor-Chyuan Hwang, Shibin Jiang, Tao Luo, Dan Trung Nguyen and Wenyan Tian

8,818,160 IR supercontinuum source using low-loss heavy metal oxide glasses Arturo Chavez-Pirson

Arturo Chavez-Pirson, Dan Trung Nguyen and Daniel Rhonehouse

7,423,803 1-μm phosphate-glass fiber amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) source

Arturo Chavez-Pirson, Shibin Jiang and Wenyan Tian

7,688,500 Opthalmic optical coherence tomography (OCT) test station using a 1 μm fiber ASE source

Arturo Chavez-Pirson, Shibin Jiang and Wenyan Tian

6,921,216 Method of fusion splicing thermally dissimilar glass fibers

Arturo Chavez-Pirson, Shibin Jiang, Weijiong Li, Yevgeniy Merzlyak, Gary Paysnoe, Bryan Steward and Wenyan Tian

8588494 System and method for material decomposition optimization in image domain Jiahua Fan

B. DeMan, J. Hsieh, N. Chandra, J. Pack, J. Fan