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Changing bulk optical parameter

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359 - Optical: systems and elements


359238000 - Light wave temporal modulation (e.g., frequency, amplitude, etc.)

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
359245000 Electro-optic 611
359241000 By actinic radiation (e.g., photochromic) 63
359288000 Thermo-optic 50
359280000 Magneto-optic 23
359285000 Acousto-optic 18
20130083386Optical Imaging System and Method, and Aperture Stop Assembly and Aperture Element - An optical imaging system includes a birefringent element, a light modulating element, and a polarizer element. The birefringent element is configured for decomposing un-polarized light into first linear polarized light and second linear polarized light under different refractive indexes to respectively form a first focal length and a second focal length in the optical imaging system. The light modulating element is configured for modulating a state of polarization of the first and second linear polarized light in response to control signals. The polarizer element is configured for filtering out one of the modulated first and second linear polarized light for creating a single image.04-04-2013
20100002281OPTICAL CLOCK - An optical clock comprises a laser oscillator and modulating means arranged to cooperate with the laser oscillator to produce a series a series of phase-modulated optical pulses. The optical clock further comprises an optical fibre arranged to provide compression of the optical pulses, and may also comprise a step-recovery diode arranged to pulse-pick pulses output from the fibre to produce a series of optical clock pulses, depending on the mode of operation of the modulating means. Phase-modulation is carried out a frequency which provides sufficient linewidth broadening to inhibit stimulated Brillouin scattering within the optical fibre. An optical clock of the invention provides a robust and reliable alternative to clocks based on modelocked lasers, and may be assembled from inexpensive, commonly-available components. The repetition rate of a clock of the invention may easily be adjusted by electronic means. Unlike many modelocked lasers, a clock of the invention does not require precise optical alignment.01-07-2010
20090147342TRANSFORMATION-OPTICAL DESIGN OF RECONFIGURABLE 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 transformations allow the transfer of electromagnetic field manipulations from the transformation-optical medium to another medium, thereby allowing the design of structures that are not exclusively invisible. A topological criterion for the reflectionless design of complex media is also disclosed and is illustrated in conjunction with the topological criterion to design a parallel beam shifter and a beam splitter with unconventional electromagnetic behavior.06-11-2009
20100079841Device and a method for polarized illumination of a micro-display - A display device comprises a light source to provide an input light beam, a substrate having an input surface to form an in-coupled light beam by receiving light of the input light beam, wherein the in-coupled light beam is confined to the substrate by total internal reflections, the substrate further comprising a plurality of out-coupling features to form an illuminating light beam by diffracting light of the in-coupled light beam out of the substrate, a display element having a plurality of reflective polarization-rotating pixels arranged to form reflected light beams by reflecting light of the illuminating light beam, and imaging optics to form an image by focusing or collimating light of the reflected light beams transmitted through the out-coupling features.04-01-2010
20120293853OPTICALLY POWERED OPTICAL MODULATOR - An optically powered optical modulator comprises an optical modulation component, such as an electro-optical modulator, acousto-optic modulator or magneto-optic modulator, in combination with one or two lens assemblies positioned at one or both apertures of the optical modulation component, so that the optical modulator formed by the combination of the lens assembly or assemblies and the optical modulation component has optical focus power.11-22-2012
20110141541ACTIVE CHIRAL PHOTONIC METAMATERIAL - An active chiral photonic metamaterial having a dynamically controllable photonic material parameter is employed in a system and a method of polarization rotation. The active chiral photonic metamaterial includes a first chiral photonic element formed in a first metal layer, a second chiral photonic element formed in a second metal layer, and an active material layer disposed between the first and second metal layers. The active material layer includes the photonic material parameter that is dynamically controllable. A coupling between the first chiral photonic element and the second chiral photonic element is a function of the photonic material parameter of the active material layer. The system further includes a means for controlling the dynamically controllable photonic material parameter. The method includes illuminating the active chiral photonic metamaterial with an optical signal and applying a control signal to vary the dynamically controllable photonic material parameter.06-16-2011
20100253993Image Area or Display - An image area is described comprising numerous pixels arranged in a raster-like manner. which have at least three color levels which are formed by flat transparent chambers. These chambers of the color levels are each connected to a reservoir whose content is electronically movable in such a way that colored fluid flows from the reservoir into the color level or from the color level into the reservoir. For visual and manufacturing-related reasons, the pixels and their color levels in the image plane have substantially the shape of an isosceles triangle and the channels for the supply of the colored fluids are flat and situated on the three different sides of the pixel.10-07-2010
20090073535OPTICAL ELEMENT - An optical element having an alignment layer for an optical anisotropic body, in which the generation of damages in the alignment layer is effectively prevented by providing an optical element having an alignment layer for an optical anisotropic body, wherein a stress releasing layer is formed as an underlying layer for the alignment layer.03-19-2009
20110075237CRYSTALLIZATION APPARATUS, CRYSTALLIZATION METHOD, DEVICE, AND LIGHT MODULATION ELEMENT - A crystallization apparatus includes a light modulation element, and an image forming optical system that forms a light intensity distribution set based on light transmitted through the light modulation element on an irradiation surface. The crystallization apparatus irradiates a non-single crystal semiconductor film with light having the light intensity distribution to generate a crystallized semiconductor film. A curvature radius of at least one isointensity line of a light intensity substantially varies along the isointensity line in the light intensity distribution on the irradiation surface, and a curvature radius of at least a part of the isointensity line has a minimum value of 0.3 μm or below.03-31-2011
20110019259STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR REALIZING ELECTROMAGNETICALLY-INDUCED TRANSPARENCY - The present invention discloses a structure and method for realizing electromagnetically-induced transparency. In the present invention, a first split-ring resonator and a second split-ring resonator form a resonance structure. The first split-ring resonator and the second split-ring resonator are made of a conductive material. The first split-ring resonator has a “U” shape with a containing space. The second split-ring resonator has a “rectangular loop” shape with a gap or has a “U” shape with an opening. The second split-ring resonator is inserted into the containing space with the gap or opening arranged inside the containing space and faced downward to form the resonance structure. The resonance structures are periodically arranged on a chip to form an array. Thereby, different-frequency electromagnetic waves can be used to generate electromagnetically-induced transparency via regulating the dimensions of the resonance structure.01-27-2011
20120176656LAMINATED GLAZING - A laminated glazing comprising an SPD ply comprising a suspended particle device having a low light transmission off-state and a high light transmission on-state, at least one interlayer ply comprising an interlayer material, and at least one glazing ply is disclosed. The interlayer material has been dried to a predetermined moisture content to increase the time over which the suspended particle device is switchable between the low light transmission off-state and the high light transmission on-state. Use of a dried interlayer to increase the time over which an SPD film is switchable between a low light transmission off-state and a high light transmission on-state is also disclosed. Additionally a process for producing the aforementioned laminated glazing is disclosed. It has been found that the moisture content of the interlayer material is a factor in determining the switching characteristics over time of an SPD film incorporated into a laminated glazing.07-12-2012
20090015900PHOTOELASTIC MODULATOR - A photoelastic modulator, comprising a driving block and a driver transducer for perturbing said block in a predefined direction to establish a standing wave extending longitudinally in said block and hence perpendicularly to said predefined direction. The transducer is affixed to said block at two regions of the transducer mutually displaced in said predefined direction, to minimise the coupling of lateral perturbation perpendicular to the predefined direction. A recess or gap may be provided under the transducer.01-15-2009
20080225373IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS AND OPTICAL MEMBER THEREFOR - An image display apparatus capable of switching a display mode between a directional display mode of displaying a first image in a first viewing direction and a second image in a second viewing direction and a non-directional display mode of displaying the same image in both the first and second viewing directions includes an image forming unit and an optical member. The image forming unit forms an image and emits image light representing the image. The optical member is disposed adjacent to an emitting side of the image forming unit and is used for switching the display mode. The optical member includes two light-transmitting plate members, a lens member disposed between the two plate members and having a predetermined refractive index, a refractive-index variable medium sealed in a gap between the lens member and the two plate members, and a refractive-index adjusting unit that adjusts a refractive index of the refractive-index variable medium. The refractive-index adjusting unit is configured to (i) set the optical member to be in a first usage state in which the optical member performs a lens action by adjusting the refractive-index variable medium to have a refractive index different from the predetermined refractive index so that the display mode of the image display apparatus is set to be the directional display mode and (ii) set the optical member to be in a second usage state in which the optical member functions as a light-transmitting plate performing no lens action by adjusting the refractive-index variable medium to have the same refractive index as the predetermined refractive index so that the display mode of the image display apparatus is set to be the non-directional display mode.09-18-2008
20130208332Amplitude, Phase and Polarization Plate for Photonics - An optical plate includes a substrate and a resonator structure formed on or in the substrate, wherein the resonator structure is configured to produce an abrupt change in phase, amplitude and/or polarization of incident radiation.08-15-2013
20130148186SURFACE PLASMON POLARITON MODULATOR - A surface plasmon polariton modulator capable of locally varying a physical property of a dielectric material to control a surface plasmon polariton. The surface plasmon polariton modulator includes a dielectric layer, including first and second dielectric portions, which is interposed between two metal layers. The second dielectric portion has a refractive index which varies with an electric field, a magnetic field, heat, a sound wave, or a chemical and/or biological operation applied thereto. The surface plasmon polariton modulator is configured to control one of an advancing direction, an intensity, a phase, or the like of a surface plasmon using an electric signal. The surface plasmon polariton modulator can operate as a surface plasmon polariton multiplexer or a surface plasmon polariton demultiplexer.06-13-2013
20130201543OPTICAL ELEMENT WITH SUB ELEMENTS AND AN ADDRESSABLE MASK - A light modulation device comprising an optical element and at least one addressable mask disposed adjacent to the optical element. The optical element comprises at least two sub-elements, each of the at least two sub-elements having at least one optical characteristic wherein at least one optical characteristic of one sub-element is discrete from at least one optical characteristic of another sub-element. The mask comprises at least two regions corresponding to the at least two sub-elements, each of the at least two regions being individually addressable to enable its corresponding sub-element to be light transmitting.08-08-2013

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