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8994811 Diffraction microscopy  
Disclosed is a diffraction microscopy capable of reducing influence of an increase in the incident angle range of a beam. Specifically disclosed is a diffraction microscopy in which a beam is...
8928985 Image blur correction device and imaging apparatus  
An image blur correction device includes a lens unit having at least one lens and rotationally moving in a first direction which is a rotation direction of a first fulcrum axis and in a second...
8861067 Asymmetrical deformable diffractive grating modulator  
A method for modulating light using a micro-electro-mechanical structure includes providing a plurality of deformable mirror elements (30) having an L-shaped cross section. Each of the deformable...
8848278 Asymmetrical deformable diffractive grating modulator  
A system for modulating light using a micro-electro-mechanical structure includes a plurality of deformable mirror elements (30) having an L-shaped cross section. Each of the deformable mirror...
8837031 Finite-embedded coordinate designed transformation-optical devices  
The design method for complex electromagnetic materials is expanded from form-invariant coordinate transformations of Maxwell's equations to finite embedded coordinate transformations. Embedded...
8792167 Programmable optical computing device employing LED array transducers, non-quadratic phase optical elements, and stacked light modulator elements  
A monolithic or hybrid integrated optical information processor or optical information processing system having a plurality of non-quadratic phase optical elements, at least one LED array, and...
8570655 Optical mask for all-optical extended depth-of-field for imaging systems under incoherent illumination  
A method of optical element manufacturing, the method may include selecting a range of a misfocus parameter ψ; and designing the optical element to include multiple regions, wherein the optical...
8553329 Monolithic or hybrid integrated optical information processor employing a plurality of controllable optical transfer functions at fractional fourier planes  
A monolithic or hybrid integrated optical information processor employing a plurality of controllable optical transfer functions at fractional Fourier planes between two optical imaging elements...
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...
8416480 Hologram reproducing apparatus, hologram reproducing method, and phase modulating element  
A hologram reproducing apparatus includes a first reference light path leading laser light from a laser light source so that a hologram recording medium is irradiated with first reference light; a...
8398243 Projection device for the holographic reconstruction of scenes  
The present invention relates to a projection device for holographic reconstruction of scenes, said device comprising at least one light modulator device and at least one light source which emits...
8400710 Observing device  
The observing apparatus is being equipped with an image-forming optical system which forms an image of light emitted from a specimen, an imaging unit which picks up the image of the specimen...
8368971 Light scanning apparatus and scanning display apparatus  
A light scanning apparatus includes a scanner 104 which scans a coherent light beam from a light source 101 , a light beam component generator 110 which divides the coherent light beam outgoing...
8285401 Discrete fourier transform (DFT) analysis for applications using iterative transform methods  
According to various embodiments, a method is provided for determining aberration data for an optical system. The method comprises collecting a data signal, and generating a pre-transformation...
8274495 System and method for contactless touch screen  
A touch screen that employs a lens-less linear IR sensor array and an IR light source from a single location at the periphery of the screen to illuminate one or more objects proximate to the...
8244023 Shape measuring device and shape measuring method  
A shape measuring device includes: a slit pattern projection unit (1) for projecting a slit light onto a test object (20); an imaging lens (3) and a plane parallel plate (4) for forming a...
8203788 Electromagnetic beam converter  
The present invention relates to an electromagnetic beam converter and a method for conversion of an input beam of electromagnetic radiation having a bell shaped intensity profile a(x,y) into an...
8170366 Image processing using optically transformed light  
Processing image information includes receiving light having image information. A first optical transform is performed on the light to yield a first optically transformed light, and a second...
8164832 Programmable optical computing device employing LED array transducers and stacked light modulator elements in fractional fourier planes  
A monolithic or hybrid integrated optical information processor or optical information processing system having at least one LED array and plurality of light modulating array elements, each...
8125713 Light beam generation  
A method and system for synthesizing controllable light beams includes a spatially modulated light source that generates electromagnetic radiation with a set of replicas of a predetermined symbol,...
8111968 Optical devices for guiding illumination  
Optical devices for guiding illumination are provided each having a body of optical material with staircase or acutely angled ramp structures on its top surface for distributing light inputted...
8102584 Enhanced optical readout scheme for a thermal imager employing a reconfigurable spatial light modulator  
An apparatus includes a reconfigurable spatial light modulator capable of spatially modulating an incident wavefront responsive to an image formed on the modulator. A light source is configured to...
8101929 Diffraction free, self-bending airy wave arrangement  
Methods and systems for Airy waves and Airy wavepackets or Airy beam generation from an input beam or pulse. Airy wavefronts and Airy wavepackets can be generated using Airy beam generation...
8040604 Imaging system and method for providing extended depth of focus, range extraction and super resolved imaging  
An imaging system is presented for imaging objects within a field of view of the system. The imaging system comprises an imaging lens arrangement, a light detector unit at a certain distance from...
8002413 Light source unit and projector  
There is provided a light source unit which includes a luminescent light source which receives excitation light so as to emit light of a predetermined wavelength band, excitation light sources...
7972004 System and method for uniform light generation  
A system and method for uniform light generation in projection display systems. An illumination source comprises a light source to produce colored light, and a scrolling optics unit optically...
7965435 Method for controlling the phase of optical carriers in millimeter wave imaging systems using optical upconversion  
A system and method for locking the relative phase of multiple coherent optical signals, which compensates for optical phase changes induced by vibration or thermal changes in the environment.
7948550 Electro-optic imaging system with aberrated triplet lens compensated by digital image processing  
An electro-optic imaging system includes an aberrated triplet lens, a detector subsystem and a digital image processing subsystem. The triplet lens is not fully corrected for all aberrations...
7911698 Programmable optical processing device employing stacked controllable phase shifting elements in fractional fourier planes  
A monolithic or hybrid integrated optical processor or optical processing system having a plurality of phase shifting array elements, each controlled by respective control signals, and arranged so...
7734079 Methods and apparatus for image reconstruction  
Methods and apparatus for producing an image of an object with a multi-slice imaging apparatus having a row of detectors are provided. The method includes generating a first partial image using...
7697191 Generation of a desired three-dimensional electromagnetic field  
The present invention relates to a method and a system for synthesizing a prescribed three-dimensional electromagnetic field based on generalized phase contrast imaging. Such a method and...
7646549 Imaging system and method for providing extended depth of focus, range extraction and super resolved imaging  
An imaging system is presented for imaging objects within a field of view of the system. The imaging system comprises an imaging lens arrangement, a light detector unit at a certain distance from...
7609447 Programmable optical processing device employing stacked light modulator elements in fractional Fourier planes  
A monolithic or hybrid integrated optical processor or optical processing system having a plurality of light modulating array elements, each controlled by respective control signals, and arranged...
7593615 Optical devices for guiding illumination  
Optical devices for guiding illumination are provided each having a body of optical material with staircase or acutely angled ramp structures on its top surface for distributing light inputted...
7440158 Direct optical image projectors  
An apparatus includes a reconfigurable spatial light modulator, a light source, and a transmission filter. The reconfigurable spatial light modulator is capable of producing spatially varying...
7423808 Rear projection screen with spatial varying diffusing angle  
A Fresnel lens of the prior art is split into two Fresnel lenses to allow easier control of the horizontal and vertical viewing angles. In a second embodiment, the Fresnel lens is entirely...
7397557 Serrated Fourier filters and inspection systems  
Serrated Fourier filters and inspection systems are provided. One Fourier filter includes one or more blocking elements configured to block a portion of light from a wafer. The Fourier filter also...
7365917 Optical method and system for extended depth of focus  
An imaging arrangement and method for extended the depth of focus are provided. The imaging arrangement comprises an imaging lens having a certain affective aperture, and an optical element...
7345754 Fourier filters and wafer inspection systems  
Fourier filters and wafer inspection systems are provided. One embodiment relates to a one-dimensional Fourier filter configured to be included in a bright field inspection system such that the...
7330659 Wavelength filter that operates on sets of wavelength channels  
A wavelength filter, for filtering a WDM signal, comprises a demultiplexer, a multiplexer, and a control array connecting the demultiplexer and the multiplexer, where the demultiplexer and the...
7330657 Method to demultiplex wavelengths of light  
An apparatus and method for demultiplexing multiple wavelengths of light. In one embodiment, an optical signal having a plurality of wavelengths is provided to an optical-to-electrical (OE)...
7237940 Light guide plate with subwavelength grating and backlight module using the same  
A light guide plate (30) has a light incident surface (305) for receiving light, a light emitting surface (301) for emitting light, a bottom surface (303) opposite to the light emitting surface,...
7230603 Illumination device and display device using the same  
An illumination device and display device using it display motion pictures without a blur and make a light utilizing efficiency of a backlight improved. An illumination device having a light pipe...
7227687 Complex spatial light modulator  
One embodiment relates to a spatial light modulator (SLM) for modulating light incident thereon. The SLM includes a plurality of pixels, each pixel including a plurality of phase shift elements....
7221515 Optical diffraction element  
An optical diffraction element (1) comprises a diffraction layer (4) which is divided into diffraction strips (6) alternating with intermediate strips (8). The diffraction strips comprise...
7215302 Display device, position adjustment pattern display program, recording medium, polarized glasses, and method of adjusting position of filter of the display device  
Even if a divided wavelength plate filter is mounted, it is possible to reliably display a three-dimensional image or perform a displaying operation on from one screen to a plurality of screens....
7106510 Wavefront coded imaging systems  
The present invention provides improved Wavefront Coding imaging apparatus and methods composed of optics, a detector, and processing of the detected image. The optics are constructed and arranged...
7057786 Electro-optic array interface  
A grating coupled surface plasmon resonance optical modulator is disclosed. A electro-optic polymer dielectric is deposited on the metallic surface of a diffraction grating to provide a...
7050235 Diffractive optical spectral filter having arbitrary amplitude and phase response  
A diffractive optical filter having a fractional level density s[j] and a transfer function C[m] that is an approximation to a desired Hermitian, passive transfer function B[m] is provided. The...
7012749 Optical processing  
A method of performing a DFT (discrete Fourier transform) or a DFT derived transform on data, comprising: providing spatially modulated light having spatial coherence, said spatially modulated...

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