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Method Of Creating Scalable Broadband And Tunable Light Emitter At The Nanoscale Using Layered Black Phosphorus

UCLA researchers in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering have developed a novel method to create a room temperature stable broadband tunable light emitter at the nanoscale.

Self-Locking Optoelectronic Tweezer And Its Fabrication

UCLA researchers in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering have developed a novel self-locking optoelectronic tweezer (SLOT) for single cell manipulation in conductive buffer over large areas.

Multiple-absorbers offer increased solar conversion efficiencies for artificial photosynthesis

   Researchers at UCI have, for the first time, developed a method for modeling the efficiencies of artificial photosynthetic devices containing multiple light absorbers. As these devices more closely parallel naturally occurring photosynthesis, they offer higher performance than standard single-absorber devices.

Synthesis Of Heteroatom Containing Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

UCLA researchers in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry have developed an approach for synthesizing nitrogen-containing polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons with high yield.

Combination of a drug with low level light therapy (LLT) for treatment of wounds

This is a combination of a drug and light technology for the purpose of accelerating the healing of wounds on the skin, ulcers, and elsewhere in the body. Both methods have been shown to accelerate wound healing, and combining the two will potentially result in more rapid healing than either would alone.  

Cross-Modality Deep Learning Brings Bright-Field Microscopy Contrast To Holography

UCLA researchers in the Department of Electrical Engineering have developed a novel deep neural network that generates speckle- and artifact-free high-quality images at different sample depths from a single hologram.  The resulting images are equivalent to bright-field images taken throughout a 3D sample.

Multi-Tone Continuous Wave LIDAR

Object detection and ranging is a fundamental task for several applications such as autonomous vehicles, atmospheric observations, 3D imaging, topography and mapping. UCI researchers have developed a light detection and ranging (LIDAR) system which makes use of frequency modulated continuous waves (FMCW) with several simultaneous radiofrequency tones for improved speed of measurement while maintaining robust spatial information. 

Stereo Image Acquisition By Lens Translation

UCLA researchers in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering have developed a novel single-objective lens stereo imaging setup for endoscopic applications.

High Quality Iii/V Semiconductors Epitaxial Growth On Any Arbitrary Substrate Using Layered Material Buffer Layer

UCLA researchers in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering have grown GaAs epitaxial films with high crystalline quality on alternative substrates.

Scanning Terahertz Nanoscopy Probe

UCLA researchers in the Department of Electrical Engineering have developed a Scanning Terahertz Nanoscopy (STN) system with significantly improved detection sensitivity and spatial resolution.

A Circuit Architecture For 4096-Channel High-Voltage Stimulator

Researchers in the UCLA Department of Bioengineering have developed a novel, fully integrated circuit architecture to implement a high-voltage, high-channel-count stimulator for space-restricted medical implants such as epiretinal protheses and cochlear implants.

Improved Shortwave Infrared Polymethine Dyes

UCLA researchers in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry have developed improved bright and non-toxic polymethine dyes that will expand current medical optical imaging capabilities.

Infrared Detectors And Heat Recycling Cells Based On Metallo-Graphene Nanocomposites

UCLA researchers in the Department of Electrical Engineering have developed a high-responsivity photodetector that utilizes metallo-graphene nanocomposites for superior detection of infrared wavelengths.

Mesoscale Photonic Structure Fabrication

UCLA researchers in the Department of Physics have developed a novel fabrication process that enables rapid and precise creation of high aspect ratio mesoscale photonic devices.

Hydrogel Thin Film-Based Dynamic Structural Color System for Sensing, Camouflage, and Adaptive Optics

UCLA researchers from the Department of Material Science and Engineering have developed a novel hydrogel color system that can be used for dynamic sensing, camouflage, and adaptive optics.

Deep Learning Enhanced Mobile-Phone Microscopy

UCLA researchers in the Department of Electrical Engineering have developed an enhancement method via deep learning that improves the quality of images from mobile-phone microscopes.

Precise tracking of subsurface tissue probes and objects

The invention is a novel method that tracks the position of probes and objects deep inside tissues, with unprecedented 3D precision. Data obtained from optical techniques are combined with that provided through ultrasound methods, providing accurate localization in the 3D space, along with precise anatomical structure. Such a combined method is crucial for precision-sensitive applications as anesthetic drug delivery.

Spectro-Temporal Lidar

UCLA researchers in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering have developed a LIDAR sensor that collects high frame-rate 3D measurements for autonomous vehicle and robotics applications.

Probing and Measurement Tool for Silicon Photonics Technology

Silicon photonics is the melding of traditional high-density/high-throughput silicon wafer processes with electro-optical systems at wafer scale and production volumes. Today, silicon photonics is transforming the design and operation of data centers, enabling 100G connectivity with the goal of 400G in the next couple of years. According to Intel, the explosive growth of network traffic has pushed silicon photonics past the tipping point for widespread adoption, with future uses cases extending into many other technology sectors, including: autonomous vehicles, aviation, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, classical and quantum computing and sensing.   BCC Research projects the global market for photonic integrated circuits to grow from $539M in 2017 to $1.8B in 2022, a combined annual growth rate of 27.5%. Now while data-centers are making ready use of this new technology, much research and development opportunity remains to be solved as silicon photonics begins to penetrate the broader market for IC’s.

Nano Biosensing System

Metabolites can provide real-time information about the state of a person’s health. Devices that can detect metabolites are commercially available, but are unable to detect very low concentrations of metabolites. Researchers at UCI have developed surfaces that use nanosensors to detect much lower concentrations of such metabolites.

Non-Invasive Blood Flow Monitoring

Researchers at the University of California, Davis have developed a non-invasive, interference-based, optical device for blood flow monitoring. This technology is distinct from Diffuse Correlation Spectroscopy (DCS) and can be used alone, or to enhance conventional near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) oximetry, by providing information about flow supply.

Modular Wireless Large Bore Vacuum Universal Endoscope A.K.A. Vacuumscope

Though kidney stones are a prevalent problem that affect more than 10% of the population and cost the US economy upwards of $10 billion annually, the complete removal of stone fragments is difficult to achieve without surgical interventions. Researchers at UCI have developed a novel vacuum endoscope which, when combined with standard kidney stone ablation procedures, is capable of completely removing the resulting fragments.

Methods for Locally Changing the Electric Field Distribution in Electron Devices

A surface treatment that can shape the electric field profile in electronic devices in 1, 2, or 3 dimensions.

Method for Simultaneously Measuring In- and Out-of-Plane Surface Magnetic Properties of Thin Films

Researchers at the University of California, Davis have developed a method for measuring in-plane and out-of-plane surface magnetic properties of thin films.

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