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8699024 Tunable optical filter and spectrometer  
A tunable optical filter is disclosed having an input port, a beam translator for translating input and output optical beams, an element having optical power for collimating the translated beam, a...
8699021 System, method and computer readable medium for through silicon via structure measurement  
A system for through silicon via (TSV) structure measurement comprises a reflectometer, and a computing unit. The reflectometer emits a broadband light beam to at least a TSV structure and receives...
8681329 Echelle spectrometer arrangement using internal predispersion  
An Echelle spectrometer arrangement (10) with internal order separation contains an Echelle grating (34) and a dispersing element (38) for order separation so that a two-dimensional spectrum having...
8665435 Wavelength detector and contact probe using it  
A contact probe includes a stylus and an optical detector configured to detect a posture of the stylus optically. An illumination subject portion is formed on the stylus and has three or more...
8654328 Image mapping spectrometers  
Devices and methods for hyperspectral and multispectral imaging are discussed. In particular, Image Mapping Spectrometer systems, methods of use, and methods of manufacture are presented....
8649009 Optical spectrometer element having non-spherical mirrors  
The invention relates to a spectrometer for analyzing the optical emission of a sample, having an excitation source, an entrance gap and a dispersive element, which fans out the spectrum of the...
8649008 Combined spectral and polarimetry imaging and diagnostics  
Combined spectral and polarimetry imaging and diagnostic techniques are disclosed, including an imaging system that simultaneously records spatially co-registered spectral and polarization...
8643841 Angle-resolved spectroscopic instrument  
A method for optically inspecting a specimen by directing a probe beam onto the specimen at varying angle of incidence and azimuth angle, thereby producing a reflected probe beam, gathering the...
8625092 Apparatus for measuring a spectral distribution of a translucent printed product produced with a printing device  
An apparatus (10) measures a spectral distribution of a translucent printed product (12) produced with a printing device. The apparatus (10) has an illuminating source (20) for illuminating the...
8614791 Spectroscope  
Provided is a spectroscope that can be manufactured easily, can be reduced in size, and can provide high wavelength resolution of a specific spectral band. Specifically, provided is a spectroscope...
8604412 Spectral module and method for manufacturing spectral module  
The present invention provides a highly reliable spectral module. When light L1 proceeding to a spectroscopic unit (4) passes through a light transmitting hole (50) in the spectral module (1) in...
8599377 Staring imaging grating spectrometer for detection of projectiles  
A detection system comprising detection processing means, spectral discrimination means, and temporal tracking and declaration processing means which cooperate to detect and declare a missile...
8570500 Detector arrangement for a flow cytometry system  
Systems and methods for regarding a cytometry system are disclosed. The system can include a plurality lasers which are spatially separated from each other. Each laser can be assigned to a single...
8570509 Spectrometry apparatus, detection apparatus, and method for manufacturing spectrometry apparatus  
A spectrometry apparatus includes a transmissive diffraction grating that transmits incident light. The transmissive diffraction grating has inclined surfaces made of a first dielectric material....
8570510 Optical unit  
An optical unit has a filter member that disperses transmitted light and a photodetector that has light receiving elements. The filter member has a light transmissive substrate, protrusions...
8564773 Spectroscopy module  
In a spectroscopy module 1, a light passing hole 50 through which a light L1 advancing to a spectroscopic portion 4 passes is formed in a light detecting element 5. Therefore, it is possible to...
8564780 Method and system for using reflectometry below deep ultra-violet (DUV) wavelengths for measuring properties of diffracting or scattering structures on substrate work pieces  
A method and apparatus is disclosed for using below deep ultra-violet (DUV) wavelength reflectometry for measuring properties of diffracting and/or scattering structures on semiconductor...
8561456 Fluid detection with a spectrometer-on-a-chip  
A liquid detection device for detecting liquid at a location on a structure includes a nanoscale spectrometer-on-a chip, and a fluid-absorptive element for absorbing liquid at the location and also...
8564775 Optical multiplexer/demultiplexer  
An apparatus for optical spectrometry utilizes a simplified construction, reducing the number of independent optical elements needed while providing a sizeable dispersed spectrum. The apparatus...
8564774 Spectrometric investigation of heterogeneity  
In one general aspect, a spectroscopic apparatus is disclosed for investigating heterogeneity of a sample area. The apparatus includes an image acquisition system operative to acquire images of a...
8564851 Scanner belt load and stretch compensation control system  
Upper to lower assembly analog position sensors in a dual scanning system measure alignment offsets. A controller uses error signals from the position sensors to calculate actuator error profiles...
8559005 Spectral characteristic measuring device and image forming apparatus  
A spectral characteristic measuring device includes an illuminating unit that illuminates a medium; a light dividing unit that divides reflection light from the medium into reflection light beams;...
8553224 Fiber bundle for high efficiency, spatially resolved coupling  
Optical fibers are utilized to provide high efficiency, spatially resolved coupling of light from collection optics to an imaging spectrometer. In particular, a micro lens array may be utilized to...
8553225 Bandwidth tunable spectroscopic device  
An electromagnetic radiation detection device is described which includes a tunable dispersive optical element configured to receive electromagnetic radiation and to change the dispersion of the...
8531662 Method and device for optically examining the interior of turbid media  
A device and method for optically examining the interior of turbid media including acts of spatially separating a plurality of wavelength bands contained in a broad-band light; separately...
8520204 Dyson-type imaging spectrometer having improved image quality and low distortion  
A Dyson imaging spectrometer includes an entry port extending in a direction X, an exit port, a diffraction grating including a set of lines on a concave support, an optical system including a...
8514482 Terahertz electromagnetic wave generating element  
A terahertz electromagnetic wave generating element can include a generation layer, and a plurality of pairs of layer structures provided on opposite sides thereof. The layer structures are each...
8514394 Spectrograph having multiple wavelength ranges for high resolution raman spectroscopy  
A spectrograph having multiple excitation wavelength ranges is disclosed. The spectrograph can include a wavelength switching mechanism to switch between different wavelength ranges in accordance...
8508731 Spectrometer capable of eliminating side-tail effects  
A spectrometer capable of eliminating side-tail effects includes a body and an input section, a diffraction grating, an image sensor unit and a wave-guiding device, which are mounted in the body....
8497988 Spectral distribution measuring device  
A spectral distribution measuring device includes an illumination unit configured to illuminate white light to a surface of an object being measured; a slit array having a plurality of slits formed...
8488121 Device for quantitative analysis of micro-volume solution  
Provided herein is a device for quantitative analysis of a micro-volume solution. The device comprises a base portion provided with a light-emitting fiber, a movable arm provided with a...
8477305 Spectroscope  
The spectrometer 1 is provided with a package 2 in which a light guiding portion 7 is provided, a spectroscopic module 3 accommodated inside the package 2, and a support member 29 arranged on an...
8477306 Spectroscope  
The spectrometer 1 is provided with a package 2 in which a light guiding portion 7 is provided, a spectroscopic module 3 accommodated inside the package 2, and a support member 29 arranged on an...
8472019 Spectroscopic characteristics acquisition unit, image evaluation unit, and image forming apparatus  
A spectroscopic characteristics acquisition unit includes a light emitting unit to illuminate a measurement target; a lens array including lenses to receive reflected light reflected from the...
8462338 Curved grating spectrometer and wavelength multiplexer or demultiplexer with very high wavelength resolution  
The present application discloses a system comprising a compact curved grating (CCG) and its associated compact curved grating spectrometer (CCGS) or compact curved grating wavelength...
8462406 Spectral colorimetric apparatus and image forming apparatus using the same  
A spectral colorimetric apparatus for detecting a color of an image of a subject, including: an illumination optical system illuminating the subject on a detection surface; a spectral optical...
8451443 Diffraction optical element, spectral colorimetric apparatus, and image forming apparatus  
A concave reflection type diffraction optical element used for a Rowland type spectrometer, in which: the Rowland type spectrometer detects wavelengths in a range including a wavelength λ1 or more ...
8441726 Optically variable filter apparatus and filter characteristic control method thereof  
Light from an optical fiber is incident on a frequency dispersion element. The frequency dispersion element disperses the incident light into light beams in different directions according to their...
8436992 Low distortion spectrometer  
An imaging assembly for a spectrometer includes a substrate with first and second modules thereon containing respective arrays of detector elements positioned so the arrays are elongated along a...
8432546 Method and system for stimulated Raman microscopy beyond the diffraction limit  
Systems and methods for probing a Raman signature of a sample with a resolution exceeding the diffraction limit are described. These systems, called GASSE (Gain Saturated Stimulated Emission) and...
8433526 Method and system for steam quality monitoring  
A method of determining a steam quality of a wet steam located in an interior of a steam turbine includes emitting from an optical probe a plurality of wavelengths through the wet steam, measuring...
8422012 Spectrometer and image forming apparatus having the same  
There is provided is a spectrometer having a concave reflection type diffraction element, wherein, among surfaces other than a diffraction surface of the diffraction element, non-diffraction...
8422013 Optical multiplexer/demultiplexer  
An apparatus for optical spectrometry utilizes a simplified construction, reducing the number of independent optical elements needed while providing a sizeable dispersed spectrum. The apparatus...
8416405 Raman chemical imaging of implantable drug delivery devices  
A system and method of determining an attribute of a biological tissue sample or a drug delivery device. A sample is illuminated with substantially monochromatic light to thereby generate Raman...
8416407 Optical spectrometer with wide field of view fore-optics  
Various embodiments provide an optical system including an optical spectrometer, a first negative power mirror configured and arranged to receive radiation from a far-field object, a second...
8411269 Spectroscopic module  
In the spectroscopy module 1, a light detecting element 4 is provided with a light passing opening 4b through which light made incident into a body portion 2 passes. Therefore, it is possible to...
8411340 Ultra-wide angle MEMS scanner architecture  
An optical microscanner achieves wide rotation angles utilizing a curved reflector. The optical microscanner includes a moveable mirror for receiving an incident beam and reflecting the incident...
8390806 MEMS spectrometer and sensing systems therefrom  
A MEMS spectrometer includes an optical substrate having a first face and a second face. A first semiconductor substrate is attached to the first face and includes a slit for passing incident light...
8390800 Angle sensor, system and method employing guided-mode resonance  
An angle sensor, system and method employ a guided-mode resonance. The angle sensor includes a guided-mode resonance (GMR) grating and a resonance processor. The resonance processor determines an...
8379203 Spectrometers with aberration-corrected concave diffraction gratings and transmissive aberration correctors  
The invention generally relates to spectrometers and optical systems useful therein. More particularly, the invention generally relates to optical systems and systems having improved...