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

Bryan W. Guenther and Erik Novak

7,206,522 Dynamic measurement of and compensation for impairments to optical data communication pulses Daniel Kilper

Hernando Garcia, Daniel C. Kilper, Jeffrey M. Roth and Chunhui Xu

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

7,202,511 Near-infrared visible light photon counter

Maryn G. Stapelbroek, Henry H. Hogue and Arvind I. D’Souza

7,198,370 Illumination apparatus Matthew Dubin

Matthew B. Dubin and Brent D. Larson

7,190,836 Efficient ordering of data for compression and visualization Michael W. Marcellin
Arun Krishnan and Michael Marcellin
7,184,610 Miniaturized microscope array digital slide scanner

Ronald S. Weinstein, Michael R. Descour, Chen Liang,Peter H. Bartels and Roland V. Shack

7,166,878 Image sensor with deep well region and method of fabricating the image sensor

James Robert Janesick, Eugene L. Dines, Mark S. Muzilla and Maryn G. Stapelbroek

7,164,859 Free-space dynamic wavelength routing systems with interleaved channels for enhanced performance Masud Mansuripur

Karl Arnold Belser, Masud Mansuripur and Jeffrey P. Wilde

7,164,434 LCD based imaging apparatus for printing multiple formats Rongguang Liang

Rongguang Liang

7,158,914 Precision surface measurement William Kuhn

William P. Kuhn

7,158,823 Limited-angle frequency-distance resolution recovery in nuclear medicine imaging William G. Hawkins

William G. Hawkins

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

Daniel C. Kilper, Juerg Leuthold and Philipp Vorreau

7,150,904 Composite, ordered material having sharp surface features
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

7,145,611 Seamless tiled display system Matthew Dubin

Matthew B. Dubin, Brent D. Larson and Aleksandra Kolosowsky

7,132,648 Uniform, nondisruptive and radiometrically accurate calibration of infrared focal plane array sensors using global scene motion J. Scott Tyo

Bradley M. Ratliff, Majeed M. Hayat, J. Scott Tyo and Ted S. Turner Jr.

7,130,319 All-fiber Q-switched laser Yushi Kaneda

Yushi Kaneda, Christine Spiegelberg, Jihong Geng and Yongdan Hu

7,130,115 Multimode scanning imaging system Artur Olszak

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

7,129,511 Integrated scan module for a computer radiography input scanning system Rongguang Liang

Seung-Ho Baek, Rongguang Liang and Roger S. Kerr