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High Resolution And High Throughput Additive Manufacturing
Invention:Researchers at the University of Arizona have developed an additive manufacturing system that combines several techniques for high-throughput photopolymerization 3D printing. The system is capable of printing large complex components with high resolution features at a high speed, and at a lower cost that current micro-scale 3D printing s...
Published: 3/27/2019   |   Inventor(s): Rongguang Liang
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Category(s): Imaging & Optics, Imaging & Optics->Materials & Fabrication
Aligned Graphene Carbon Nanotubes as 3D Electrodes
Invention: Researchers at the University of Arizona have succeeded in fabricating 3D nanostructured carbon electrodes in a novel method that is fast and inexpensive, using graphene and magnetic field aligned carbon nanotubes. The electrodes can be used in other electrochemical devices as well, such as glucose monitor, bio-analytic sensors etc. Wh...
Published: 12/30/2018   |   Inventor(s): Palash Gangopadhyay, Scott Tan
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Category(s): Materials->Nanomaterials, Energy, Cleantech & Environmental->Energy Collection, Storage & Battery, Imaging & Optics->Materials & Fabrication
Silicone Aspherical Lens Array for Concentrating Solar Applications
Invention: Researchers at the University of Arizona have designed a silicone based linear lens array capable of high efficiency and low cost. The lens design produces a higher concentration line than traditional lenses, reduces optical aberrations, and facilitates fabrication. The design also creates greater rigidity, reduces Fresnel reflection lo...
Published: 12/18/2018   |   Inventor(s): Liliana Ruiz Diaz, Sifang Cui, Robert Norwood, Kyungjo Kim
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Category(s): Imaging & Optics, Energy, Cleantech & Environmental->Renewable Energy->Solar/Photovoltaic, Imaging & Optics->Materials & Fabrication
Silicone Waveguide For Solar Applications With High Concentration
Title: Silicone waveguide for solar applications with high concentrationInvention: Researchers at the University of Arizona have developed low-cost silicone-based optical light guides configured to concentrate sunlight onto photovoltaic cells with above 90% optical efficiency. The fabrication is inexpensive, affords flexibility, and ease of assemb...
Published: 12/18/2018   |   Inventor(s): Liliana Ruiz Diaz, Sifang Cui, Robert Norwood, Kyungjo Kim
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Category(s): Imaging & Optics, Energy, Cleantech & Environmental->Renewable Energy->Solar/Photovoltaic, Imaging & Optics->Materials & Fabrication
A Photorefractive, High Refractive Optical Polymers from Styrenic Sulfide Monomers
Title: A photo-definable high refractive index optical polymer from styrenic sulfide monomersInvention: This is a novel method to create optical polymer with regions of high and low refractive index. Background: The inventors were motivated by large technological motivation for optical polymers that are low-cost and have variable refractive index, ...
Published: 9/17/2018   |   Inventor(s): Dong-Chul (Jeffrey) Pyun, Robert Norwood, Roland Himmelhuber, Tristan Kleine
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Category(s): Imaging & Optics, Imaging & Optics->Materials & Fabrication
Multi-zone Diffractive Mask for Fine Control of Light Amplitude and Phase
Title: Diffractive Optical Element for Blocking LightInvention: The invention is a mask that can be used in an optical setup to diffract an amount of light based on wavelength. The mask is placed within the focal plane to solve the size-chromaticity problem by using this phase technique. This will achieve better resolution and high start to planet ...
Published: 3/31/2018   |   Inventor(s): Olivier Guyon, Kevin Newman
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Category(s): Imaging & Optics->Lens & System Design, Imaging & Optics->Materials & Fabrication
Polishing Protocol For Zirconium Diboride Based Ceramics To Be Implemented Into Optical Systems
Title: Polishing Protocol for Zirconium Diboride Based Ceramics to be Implemented into Optical SystemsInvention: This is a method for polishing a particularly hard ceramic that typically requires following a precise protocol. This technology provides an athermal, lightweight and strong ceramic to be used as a more durable option for optical systems...
Published: 3/18/2018   |   Inventor(s): Joseph Rice, Michael Hart, Dae Wook Kim
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Category(s): Imaging & Optics->Materials & Fabrication, Imaging & Optics
Photonic active coatings
Title: Active Coatings for High-contrast ImagingInvention: Researchers at the University of Arizona have developed a novel technology that enables dynamic modification of a an optical surface coating for wavefront control. These can be applied for use with high-density deformable mirrors, switchable diffractive pupils, and photonic focal plane m...
Published: 5/8/2017   |   Inventor(s): Eduardo Bendek, Thomas Milster, Emily Finan
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Category(s): Imaging & Optics, Imaging & Optics->Lens & System Design, Imaging & Optics->Materials & Fabrication
Improved Illumination System of Laparoscope Using an Aspherical Lens Array
Title: Compact Luminescent Lens Design for LaparoscopesInvention: University of Arizona researchers have developed a more uniform illumination system for better medical images. The system directs outgoing rays from the fiber bundle to provide more uniform illumination, even with extended non-lambertian sources, allowing the full field of view to be...
Published: 6/29/2016   |   Inventor(s): Hong Hua, Rengmao Wu, Yi Qin
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Category(s): Imaging & Optics->Medical Imaging, Imaging & Optics->Lens & System Design, Imaging & Optics->Materials & Fabrication
Compound Dichroic Polarizer
Title: Compound Dichroic PolarizerInvention: Researchers at the University of Arizona have designed a device and method for converting states of polarization (SOPs) of light into separate colors. In essence, the device can code SOPs into easily distinguishable colors and color changes that are visible to the human eye, regardless of the wavelength...
Published: 6/29/2016   |   Inventor(s): Stanley Pau, Russell Chipman, Wei-Liang Hsu
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Category(s): Imaging & Optics->Microscopy, Spectroscopy, Polarimetry, Imaging & Optics->Materials & Fabrication
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