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Patent Title Patent Number Grant Date
Integrated transmission electron microscope 11,081,314 08/03/2021
System and method for secure data handling 11,023,601 06/01/2021
Electroabsorption optical modulator 10,908,438 02/02/2021
Methods of epsilon-near-zero optical modulation 10,908,440 02/02/2021
Narrow-linewidth single-mode vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser 10,892,600 01/12/2021
High density optical waveguide using hybrid spiral pattern 10,663,662 05/26/2020
Kinematic chip to chip bonding 10,620,377 04/14/2020
Pattern generator circuit for high-speed pulse generation 10,547,805 01/28/2020
Compressive sensing optical design and simulation tool 10,539,783 01/21/2020
Rapidly tunable, narrow-band infrared filter arrays 10,393,933 08/27/2019
Active optical device enabled by dielectric metamaterials 10,361,250 07/23/2019
Rotation flexure with temperature controlled modal frequency 10,288,121 05/14/2019
System for outputting a spectrum of light of a scene having optical detectors to receive light of different spectral transmittance from respective filters 10,267,680 04/23/2019
Optical microresonator device with thermal isolation 10,247,676 04/02/2019
Connectors for multicore optical fibers and methods thereof 10,234,632 03/19/2019
Trajectory-based triggering system for hyperspectral imaging flow cytometer 10,180,398 01/15/2019
Noncircular aperture imaging system 10,154,193 12/11/2018
Vertically integrated optoelectronics package for MEMS devices 10,139,564 11/27/2018
Optoelectronic apparatus enabled by dielectric metamaterials 10,128,387 11/13/2018
Multi-aperture optical system for high-resolution imaging 10,120,195 11/06/2018
High-speed CMOS camera 10,057,521 08/21/2018
Nonlinear optical frequency conversion using metamaterial arrays 10,054,839 08/21/2018
Guided wave opto-acoustic device 10,025,123 07/17/2018
Narrow bandwidth detection of vibration signature using fiber lasers 9,964,431 05/08/2018
Superlattice photodetector having improved carrier mobility 9,929,293 03/27/2018
Image registration via optimization over disjoint image regions 9,886,645 02/06/2018
Electroabsorption optical modulator 9,823,497 11/21/2017
Hyperspectral imaging flow cytometer 9,797,836 10/24/2017
Precise annealing of focal plane arrays for optical detection 9,793,177 10/17/2017
Integrated unaligned resonant modulator tuning 9,780,870 10/03/2017
Rotation flexure with temperature controlled modal frequency 9,759,263 09/12/2017
Avalanche diode having reduced dark current and method for its manufacture 9,748,429 08/29/2017
Integrated optical transceiver with electronically controlled optical beamsteering 9,740,079 08/22/2017
Filter arrays 9,720,102 08/01/2017
Bianisotropic metamaterial 9,709,720 07/18/2017
Mid-infrared tunable metamaterials 9,705,311 07/11/2017
On-chip photonic-phononic emitter-receiver apparatus 9,696,492 07/04/2017
Device-packaging method and apparatus for optoelectronic circuits 9,632,261 04/25/2017
Reconfigurable optical-to-optical frequency conversion method and apparatus 9,625,785 04/18/2017
Resonant optical device with a microheater 9,612,458 04/04/2017
High speed, high current pulsed driver circuit 9,603,210 03/21/2017
Plasmon-assisted optical vias for photonic ASICS 9,599,781 03/21/2017
Tuneable photonic device including an array of metamaterial resonators 9,594,266 03/14/2017
Direct view zoom scope with single focal plane and adaptable reticle 9,494,787 11/15/2016
High-speed optical phase-shifting apparatus 9,488,854 11/08/2016
Power meter ratio method of stabilizing a resonant modulator 9,467,233 10/11/2016
Infrared detector device inspection system 9,410,900 08/09/2016
Monolithically integrated absolute frequency comb laser system 9,391,420 07/12/2016
Two-dimensional APDs and SPADs and related methods 9,391,225 07/12/2016
Superpixel edges for boundary detection 9,389,311 07/12/2016
Single-resonator double-negative metamaterial 9,374,887 06/21/2016
Thermo-optically tuned photonic resonators with concurrent electrical connection and thermal isolation 9,366,822 06/14/2016
Microresonator electrode design 9,337,800 05/10/2016
Method and apparatus of highly linear optical modulation 9,329,413 05/03/2016
Method and apparatus of highly linear optical modulation 9,329,413 05/03/2016
Guided wave opto-acoustic device 9,268,092 02/23/2016
Methods and apparatus of entangled photon generation using four-wave mixing 9,268,195 02/23/2016
Methods of producing strain in a semiconductor waveguide and related devices 9,261,647 02/16/2016
Athermalization of resonant optical devices via thermo-mechanical feedback 9,239,431 01/19/2016
Thermally tuneable optical modulator adapted for differential signaling 9,235,065 01/12/2016
High extraction efficiency ultraviolet light-emitting diode 9,196,788 11/24/2015
Material identification based upon energy-dependent attenuation of neutrons 9,151,852 10/06/2015
Precise annealing of focal plane arrays for optical detection 9,142,465 09/22/2015
Low-voltage differentially-signaled modulators 9,128,308 09/08/2015
Systems and methods for controlling an operating wavelength 9,127,983 09/08/2015
Method and apparatus of wide-angle optical beamsteering from a nanoantenna phased array 9,104,086 08/11/2015
Electrically tunable infrared metamaterial devices 9,086,510 07/21/2015
Methods and devices for maintaining a resonant wavelength of a photonic microresonator 9,081,135 07/14/2015
Silicon photonic heater-modulator 9,081,215 07/14/2015
Methods and devices for optimizing the operation of a semiconductor optical modulator 9,083,460 07/14/2015
Passive thermo-optic feedback for robust athermal photonic systems 9,063,354 06/23/2015
Laterally injected light-emitting diode and laser diode 9,059,356 06/16/2015
Electro-refractive photonic device 9,052,535 06/09/2015
All fiber passively Q-switched laser 9,031,098 05/12/2015
Mid-infrared tunable metamaterials 9,018,642 04/28/2015
Multicolor photonic crystal laser array 9,020,005 04/28/2015
High-speed photonic modulator designs 8,947,764 02/03/2015
Focal plane array with modular pixel array components for scalability 8,907,439 12/09/2014
Frequency selective infrared sensors 8,897,609 11/25/2014
Time encoded radiation imaging 8,866,100 10/21/2014
Power selective optical filter devices and optical systems using same 8,854,713 10/07/2014
Method and apparatus for optical phase error correction 8,822,959 09/02/2014
Terahertz metamaterials 8,803,637 08/12/2014
Amber light-emitting diode comprising a group III-nitride nanowire active region 8,785,905 07/22/2014
Plasmon absorption modulator systems and methods 8,780,431 07/15/2014
Infrared nanoantenna apparatus and method for the manufacture thereof 8,750,653 06/10/2014
Two-color infrared detector 8,723,161 05/13/2014
Dual-etalon cavity ring-down frequency-comb spectroscopy with broad band light source 8,693,004 04/08/2014
Mutually injection locked lasers for enhanced frequency response 8,687,665 04/01/2014
Smart trigger logic for focal plane arrays 8,681,248 03/25/2014
Volume-scalable high-brightness three-dimensional visible light source 8,653,500 02/18/2014
Ultralow loss cavities and waveguides scattering loss cancellation 8,625,939 01/07/2014
System for active control of integrated resonant optical device wavelength 8,615,173 12/24/2013
Silicon photonics thermal phase shifter with reduced temperature range 8,610,994 12/17/2013
Nano-optomechanical transducer 8,600,200 12/03/2013
Optical XOR gate 8,582,931 11/12/2013
High efficiency III-nitride light-emitting diodes 8,451,877 05/28/2013
Strain-compensated infrared photodetector and photodetector array 8,450,773 05/28/2013
Near-infrared photodetector with reduced dark current 8,299,497 10/30/2012
Strained layer superlattice focal plane array having a planar structure 8,293,566 10/23/2012
Technique for identifying, tracing, or tracking objects in image data 8,253,802 08/28/2012
Polarization-sensitive infrared image sensor including a plurality of optical fibers 8,238,026 08/07/2012
Wave-plate structures, power selective optical filter devices, and optical systems using same 8,213,070 07/03/2012
Three-dimensional metamaterials 8,197,887 06/12/2012
Structure function monitor 8,103,045 01/24/2012
Laser systems configured to output a spectrally-consolidated laser beam and related methods 8,094,689 01/10/2012
Integrated optic vector-matrix multiplier 8,027,587 09/27/2011
Lateral conduction infrared photodetector 8,022,390 09/20/2011
Optical NOR gate 8,014,639 09/06/2011
Scannerless laser range imaging using loss modulation 7,995,191 08/09/2011
Optical NAND gate 7,995,877 08/09/2011
Wavelength-tunable optical ring resonators 7,983,517 07/19/2011
Optical waveguide device with an adiabatically-varying width 7,941,014 05/10/2011
Passive background correction method for spatially resolved detection 7,940,377 05/10/2011
Optical amplifier exhibiting net phase-mismatch selected to at least partially reduce gain-induced phase-matching during operation and method of operation 7,880,961 02/01/2011
Active terahertz metamaterial devices 7826504 11/02/2010
Strained-layer superlattice focal plane array having a planar structure 7,755,079 07/13/2010
Reduction of background clutter in structured lighting systems 7,742,640 06/22/2010
Thermal microphotonic sensor and sensor array 7,667,200 02/23/2010
Edge-based correlation image registration for multispectral imaging 7,620,269 11/17/2009
Wavelength-tunable optical ring resonators 7,616,850 11/10/2009
Optical analog-to-digital converter 7,564,387 07/21/2009
Scannerless loss modulated flash color range imaging 7,495,748 02/24/2009
Scannerless loss modulated flash color range imaging 7,420,656 09/02/2008
Spatial light modulator features 7420730 09/02/2008
Optical displacement sensor 7,355,720 04/08/2008
Fast time-correlated multi-element photon detector and method 7,310,142 12/18/2007
Parallel phase-sensitive three-dimensional imaging camera 7,274,815 09/25/2007
Wavelength-doubling optical parametric oscillator 7,248,397 07/24/2007
Nanocluster-based white-light-emitting material employing surface tuning 7,235,190 06/26/2007
Variable focal length deformable mirror 7,229,178 06/12/2007
VCSEL fault location apparatus and method 7,218,388 05/15/2007
Multi-line triggering and interdigitated electrode structure for photoconductive semiconductor switches 7,173,295 02/06/2007
Spatial light modulator array with heat minimization and image enhancement features 7,170,669 01/30/2007
Use of a photonic crystal for optical amplifier gain control 7,079,309 07/18/2006
Long working distance incoherent interference microscope 7,034,271 04/25/2006
Low power photomultiplier tube circuit and method therefor 7,030,355 04/18/2006
Staring 2-D Hadamard transform spectral imager 6,996,292 02/07/2006
Active optical zoom system 6,977,777 12/20/2005
Tunable light source for use in photoacoustic spectrometers 6,975,402 12/13/2005
Microelectromechanical mirrors and electrically-programmable diffraction gratings based on two-stage actuation 6,967,757 11/22/2005
Distributed Bragg reflectors with reduced optical absorption 6,931,045 08/16/2005
Long wavelength vertical cavity surface emitting laser 6,931,042 08/16/2005
System and method for reproducibly mounting an optical element 6,900,952 05/31/2005
Preform for producing an optical fiber and method therefor 6,882,786 04/19/2005
Method for fabricating a photonic crystal 6,869,330 03/22/2005
Optical switch using Risley prisms 6,859,120 02/22/2005
Linearly polarized fiber amplifier 6,825,974 11/30/2004
Lithography process for patterning HgI2 photonic devices 6,821,714 11/23/2004
Microfabricated teeter-totter resonator 6,820,469 11/23/2004
Microfabricated Bragg waveguide 6,807,353 10/19/2004
Making a glass rod with a step of measuring an incremental weight gain 6,772,611 08/10/2004
Photonic crystal light source 6,768,256 07/27/2004
Vertically-tapered optical waveguide and optical spot transformer formed therefrom 6,768,855 07/27/2004
Thermoluminescence dosimeters with narrow bandpass filters 6,765,208 07/20/2004
Method of bundling rods so as to form an optical fiber preform 6,711,918 03/30/2004
Electrically pumped edge-emitting photonic bandgap semiconductor laser 6,674,778 01/06/2004
Wide field-of-view imaging system using a reflective spatial light modulator 6,473,241 10/29/2002
Wide field-of-view imaging system using a spatial light modulator 6,421,185 07/16/2002
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