Featured Technologies

“High Sensitivity Interferometers Using Slow- and Fast- Light”

Robert Boyd, Zhimin Shi, Daniel Gauthier, Tech. ID: 2-11150-08005

This technology is an optical instrumentation concept for enhancing the spectral sensitivity of interferometers by use of dispersive media, in which the group velocity of light is slowed (slow-light). Conversely, spectrometers can be modified with fast-light dispersive media to reduce the sensitivity but broaden the measurable spectral range. Follow this link for more information!

 “Stacked Optical Antenna with Interstitial Gap Layer”

Lukas Novotny, PhD, Wolfgang Dieter Pohl, Tech ID: 2-11150-11001

 This invention is a Stacked Optical Antenna (SOA), designed with two arms of an optical antenna overlapping such that an interstitial gap layer (IGL) is formed normal to the antenna plane. With different materials in the IGL, the SOA can be used for high-speed photo-detection, light emission, single photon emission, solar energy collection and optical logic devices. Follow this link for more information!

 “Needle Shields for Self-Injection”

Sarah W. Szucs, Tech ID: 6-1680

 The present invention provides a means to obscure the intimidating sight of a needle piercing one’s skin/flesh while self-injecting with a required medication. Due to fear and hesitation, many patients are unable to administer their medications on their own. This invention relieves the apprehension and anxiety associated with the sight of a needle piercing the skin. Ultimately, this technology is aimed at maximizing patient comfort and increasing patient compliance with self-injecting therapies. Follow this link for more information!

“Aberration Control by UVA Corneal Cross-Linking”

Geunyoung Yoon, PhD Tech ID: 6-1775 

Conventional UVA cross-linking (CCL) and other treatments for keratoconus focus on correcting refractive errors but leave the underlying mechanisms of collagen degradation untreated. Unfortunately, these techniques only delay/stop the progression of the disease, and even after successful surgery, patients continue to suffer from numerous irregular astigmatisms (higher order aberrations). This technology proposes a new solution to help overcome the limitations of CCL. The technique is specifically aimed at correcting the aberrations by controlling the cross-linking process in two-dimensional space. Follow this link for more information!

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