Illuminator module comprising VCSEL arrays with planar electrical contacts, readily adaptable for surface mounting, is provided. Monolithic VCSEL arrays are configured in array patterns on two and three-dimensional surfaces. Illuminator modules are easily expandable by increasing the array size or by modularly arranging more arrays with or without a transparent substrate. Different shapes of illuminator …

Legal parties

Inventors (applicants): Laurence Watkins, Jean F Seurin, Chuni L Ghosh, Qing Wang
Assignees (initial): Princeton Optronics Inc. (Mercerville, US)
Agents: Sonali Banerjee (attorney)

The application was examined by Jessica Stultz (USPTO dept. 2828), Marcia Golub-Miller


  • 1. An illuminator module comprising: …
  • 2. The illuminator module as in claim 1 , wherein the electrically conducting path to the electrical …
  • 3. The illuminator module as in claim 1 , wherein the VCSELs are configured in top or bottom …

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Brief Description of the Drawings

Different aspects of the invention describing a broad framework of the invention are presented in the specification which will be better understood and appreciated in conjunction with the drawing figures …


Background of the Invention

1. Field of the Invention The present invention relates to optical illumination systems and in particular to optical illuminator configured from arrays of Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VCSEL). 2. Related …

Cross Reference to Related Application

This application is a Continuation-In-Part of the U.S. patent application Ser. No. 13/337,098 filed on Dec. 24, 2011, and Continuation-In-Part of the U.S. patent application Ser. No. 13/369,581 filed on Feb. …

Detailed Description of the Invention

Various aspects of this invention representing a broad framework of the principles will be described using exemplary embodiments and represented in different drawing figures. For clarity and ease of description …

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Miscellaneous patent data

The patent particularly claims an illuminator module comprising…, the applicant's state - NJ, city - West Windsor, the applicant's first name is Chuni L, and his last name is Ghosh, assigned to a United States company, the protection scope is defined by 59 claims, the invention description is illustrated by 23 drawings, the invention is named Optical Illuminator, the grant publication number is 08675706, the inventor's location - Plainsboro, NJ, the recorded inventor's name is Qing Wang, numbered 13/541,906 (application), the agent's last name is Banerjee, and his first name is Sonali, includes the following drawings: Optical Illuminator, Schematic representation of a VCSEL, Schematic representation of a VCSEL, Schematic representation of a VCSEL, the claim number 1 is selected as exemplary, categorized under With vertical output (surface emission) as a primary classification, the patent was granted on Mar. 18, 2014, similar classification categories are Having implant region, Processes or apparatus for excitation, e.g. pumping, One or more reflectors having variable properties or positions for initial adjustment of the resonator, defining a plurality of resonators, e.g. for mode selection, Mode discrimination, in AIIIBV compounds, e.g. AlGaAs-laser, High-energy particles, Monolithic integrated, Controlling current or voltage to laser, in gas lasers, developed by Laurence Watkins et al., was examined by Jessica Stultz, the main examiner, Marcia Golub-Miller, the assistant (2828 USPTO department), located in Mercerville (US), the assignee company is Princeton Optronics Inc., the application publication date is Jul. 5, 2012, 23 figures depict the invention details.

Invention classification information

The invention is classified under With vertical output (surface emission), by gas discharge of a gas laser, Arrays of surface emitting lasers, Having particular electrode structure. The designated search classifications include With vertical output (surface emission), Having particular electrode structure.

Patent details
Publication number 08675706
Publication date Mar. 18, 2014
Kind code B2
Application number 13/541,906
Application date Jul. 5, 2012
Application type U
Application series code 13
National classification 372/50.124
Total number of claims 59
Exemplary claims 1
Number of drawings 23
Number of figures 23
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