Optics

Those not familiar with optical technology tend to think "optics" is a rather narrow field. Some also think their experience in other fields is directly applicable to optics. They are often surprised when they find out it is not.

Opticus IP has extensive experience—both engineering and legal—in the following optics-related fields.

  • Lens design
  • Illumination/illuminators
  • Optical projectors
  • Photolithography (DUV, EUV, X-ray)
  • Alignment systems
  • Optical metrology systems
  • Optical processing of semiconductors
  • Lens fabrication and polishing
  • Lasers
  • Diffractive optics
  • Quantum cryptography
  • Image processing
  • Optical scanners
  • LEDs
  • Microscope optics
  • Optical telecommunications components and networks
  • Guided-wave optical systems
  • MEMS
  • Optical storage
  • Electro-optics
  • Holography
  • Photodetectors
  • Augmented reality systems
  • Optical materials
  • Optoelectronic systems
  • Night vision
  • Infra-red optical systems
  • Wave propagation/physical optics
  • Micro-optical systems and fabrications
  • Optical thin films
  • Quantum optics
  • Adaptive optics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Interferometry
  • Optics-related software
  • Contact lenses
  • Remote sensing
  • Flat-panel displays

Semiconductors

Opticus IP also works with semiconductor technologies, and has extensive experience—both engineering and legal—in the following fields.

  • Photolithography
  • Photolithographic systems
  • Microlithographic lens design
  • Semiconductor processing
  • Chemical Mechanical Planarization (CMP)
  • Optical inspection
  • Mask technology
  • Alignment systems
  • Packaging
  • Bump lithography
  • Integrated circuit (IC) manufacturing/fabrication
  • Thermal processing
    • Laser thermal annealing
    • Rapid thermal annealing

  • Semiconductor process modeling
  • Aerial image monitoring
  • Wafer measurements
  • Cluster tool design
  • Illumination
  • Etching
  • Developing
  • IC postprocessing
  • IC fabrication/structures for transistors, memory
  • Wafer handling
  • Flat-panel display fabrication
  • MEMS and MEMS fabrication