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
6,311,305 Method and system for overriding error correction

Baruch Sollish and Dennis G. Howe

6,983,667 Impact micro-positioning actuator

Brian Cuerden, J. Roger P. Angel, James H. Burge and Scott T. DeRigne

6,314,809 Gravity measurement using Bose-Einstein condensed vapors and atom interferometry Brian P. Anderson

Brian P. Anderson and Mark Kasevich

7,212,356 Mounting mechanism for compensating optics in interferometer Erik Novak

Bryan W. Guenther and Erik Novak

5,633,715 Centroid approach for estimating modulation peak in broadband interferometry Erik Novak

Chiayu Ai and Erik Novak

7,693,355 Hybrid electro-optic polymer/sol-gel modulator

Christopher DeRose, Yasufumi Enami, Robert A. Norwood and Nasser Peyghambarian

7,149,407 Orthogonal heterodyne optical signal-to-noise-ratio monitoring method and apparatus Daniel Kilper

Christopher Doerr, Daniel C. Kilper, Lothar Moeller, Roland Ryf and Chongjiin Xie

7,912,327 Hybrid strip-loaded electro-optic polymer/sol-gel modulator

Christopher T. DeRose, Roland Himmelhuber, Robert A. Norwood and Nasser Peyghambarian

6,237,303 Steel frame stress reduction connection Ralph M. Richard

Clayton J. Allen, James E. Partridge and Ralph M. Richard

7,654,685 Variable-wavelength illumination system for interferometry Erik Novak

Colin Farrell, Erik Novak and Der-Shen Wan

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

7,251,071 Transient control in optical transmission systems Daniel Kilper

Daniel C. Kilper, Claude A. Martell, Narasimhan Raghavan, David A. Sadler and Christopher A. White

7,154,665 Optical performance monitoring using a semiconductor optical amplifier Daniel Kilper

Daniel C. Kilper, Juerg Leuthold and Philipp Vorreau

7,786,472 Quantum Interference Effect Transistor (QuIET) Sumit Mazumdar

David Cardamone, Sumitendra Mazumdar and Charles Stafford

7,663,092 Method and apparatus for phase contrast quadrature interferometric detection of an immunoassay Leilei Peng

David D. Nolte, Leilei Peng, Fred E. Regnier and Ming Zhao

5,929,985 Multispectral imaging probe

David R. Sandison, Mark R. Platzbecker, Michael R. Descour, David L. Armour, Marcus J. Craig and Rebecca Richards-Kortum

6,204,064 Measurement of lesion progression via mapping of chromatin texture features along progression curve Peter H. Bartels

David S. Alberts and Peter H. Bartels

5,045,701 Infrared spectropolarimeter Russell A. Chipman

Dennis H. Goldstein and Russell Chipman

9,733,460 Method and apparatus for microscopic imaging Dongkyun "DK" Kang

Dongkyun "DK" Kang

9,629,528 Imaging system, method and distal attachment for multidirectional field of view endoscopy Dongkyun "DK" Kang

Dongkyun "DK" Kang