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
4,266,008 Method for etching thin films of niobium and niobium containing compounds for preparing superconductive circuits Charles M. Falco

Robert T. Kampwirth, Ivan K. Schuller and Charles M. Falco

6,657,769 Low-voltage, semiconductor phase modulator

Robert R. Hayes, Alan R. Kost, Daniel Yap and Thomas R. Cooper

6,768,839 Tunable, polymeric core, fiber Bragg gratings Robert A. Norwood

Robert M. Blomquist and Robert A. Norwood

7,203,428 Method and apparatus for polarization mode dispersion monitoring in a multiple wavelength optical system Russell A. Chipman

Robert G. Waarts and Russell Chipman

6,870,615 Dual beam spectrophotometer modular sample system

Robert E. Parks, William P. Kuhn, Bryan Loucks and Michael R. Jacobson

6,924,897 Point source module and methods of aligning and using the same

Robert E. Parks and William P. Kuhn

4,346,965 Light modulator/deflector using acoustic surface waves Dror Sarid

Robert A. Sprague and Dror Sarid

6,684,019 Planar polymeric waveguide devices with temperature dependence control features Robert A. Norwood

Robert A. Norwood, Louay Eldada, Shing Yin, Cathy Glass and Robert M. Blomquist

6,256,428 Cascading of tunable optical filter elements Robert A. Norwood

Robert A. Norwood, David H. Sossen and Meade H. Rudasill

6,266,472 Polymer gripping elements for optical fiber splicing Robert A. Norwood

Robert A. Norwood, Brian Brown, Jason Holman and Lawrence W. Shacklette

6,538,805 Codopant polymers for efficient optical amplification Robert A. Norwood

Robert A. Norwood, Anthony F. Garito and Anna Panackal

6,473,551 Thin film optical waveguides Robert A. Norwood

Robert A. Norwood and Chia-Chi Teng

6,385,362 Hybrid integrated optical add-drop multiplexer Robert A. Norwood

Robert A. Norwood

6,307,913 Shaped source of soft X-ray, extreme ultraviolet and ultraviolet radiation José Sasián

Richard M. Foster, Edmond Turcu, José Sasián, Harry Rieger and James H. Morris

3,766,498 Method and apparatus for producing electromagnetic transient coherent effects Richard L. Shoemaker

Richard G. Brewer and Richard L. Shoemaker

6,917,749 Polymer optical waveguides on polymer substrates Robert A. Norwood

Renyuan Gao, Donald S. Bitting, Robert M. Mininni, Robert A. Norwood, Kazuya Takayama and Anthony F. Garito

4,946,253 Reconfigureable substrate-mode holographic interconnect apparatus and method Raymond K. Kostuk

Raymond K. Kostuk

6,251,546 Method of fabricating devices using an attenuated phase-shifting mask and an attenuated phase-shifting mask Stanley Pau

Raymond A. Cirelli, Omkaram Nalamasu, Stanley Pau and George P. Watson

6,218,057 A lithographic process having sub-wavelength resolution Stanley Pau

Raymond A. Cirelli, Omkaram Nalamasu, Stanley Pau and George P. Watson

6,392,787 Process for fabricating article comprising photonic band gap material Stanley Pau

Raymond A. Cirelli, Omkaram Nalamasu, Sanjay Patel,Stanley Pau, George P. Watson, Christopher A. White and Robert W. Zehner