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
4,660,151 Multicomponent quantitative analytical method and apparatus Russell A. Chipman

Russell Chipman, Robert J. Obremski and Christopher W. Brown

8660226 Systems and methods for multichannel noise reduction Jiahua Fan

S. Narayanan, J. Fan, N. Chandra

7,375,821 Profilometry through dispersive medium using collimated light with compensating optics

Sen Han and Erik Novak

6,778,319 Side-pumped multi-port optical amplifier and method of manufacture using fiber drawing technologies

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

6,738,186 Multimode erbium micro fiber amplifier (EMFA)

Sergio Brito Mendes, Arturo Chavez-Pirson, Shibin Jiang, Yushi Kaneda, Dan Trung Nguyen, Gualtiero Nunzi Conti and Ewan M. Wright

6,090,332 Process of changing the refractive index of a composite containing a polymer and a compound having large dipole moment and polarizability and applications thereof Russell A. Chipman

Seth R. Marder, Nasser Peyghambarian, Bernard Kippelen, Boris Volodin and Eric Hendrickx

6,982,997 Single-frequency narrow line width 1μm fiber laser

Shibin Jiang, Yushi Kaneda, Christine Speigelberg and Tao Luo

4,589,972 Optically black coating with improved infrared absorption and process of formation Stephen M. Pompea

Stephen M. Pompea

7,072,042 Apparatus for and method of measurement of aspheric surfaces using hologram and concave surface Jim H. Burge

Tae-Hee Kim and James H. Burge

5,818,900 Image spot noise reduction employing rank order

Thomas L. Vogelson, William John Dallas, Hans Roehrig and Eugene J. Gross

6,399,221 Organic light-emitting diodes and methods for assembly and emission control Russell A. Chipman

Tobin J. Marks, Joshua E. Malinsky, Bernard Kippelen, Nasser Peyghambarian and Ghassan E. Jabbour

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

6,504,943 Information-efficient spectral imaging sensor

William C. Sweatt, Stephen M. Gentry, Clinton A. Boye, Carter l. Grotbeck, Brian R. Stallard and Michael R. Descour

4,953,949 Device for forming a picture William J. Dallas

William J. Dallas

8131042 Methods and apparatus for hybrid cone beam image reconstruction Jiahua Fan

X. Tang, J. Hsieh, F. Dong, J. Fan, T. Toth

8,196,217 Tip-enhanced resonant apertures Yuzuru Takashima

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

JP 5,554,650 Optical waveguide biophotonic sensors Yasufumi Enami

Yasufumi Enami and Shin-ichiro Suye

JP 5,540,398 Optical waveguide biosensors and biosensor system Yasufumi Enami

Yasufumi Enami and Shin-ichiro Suye

JP 4,032,124 Fiber sensor to detect strain Yasufumi Enami

Yasufumi Enami, Hiroshi Iwashima and Takao Kobayashi

JP 5,499,380 Optical modulators Yasufumi Enami

Yasufumi Enami