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A retrospective study is presented comparing the results of 462 frozen-section analyses of surgically extirpated salivary gland tumors with the permanent-section results. The overall agreement between frozen- and permanent-section analyses was 95.7%. A separate review of the last 47 months of this 32-year study revealed an accuracy rate of 98.8%.(More)
A retrospective review of 36 cases of lymphoma presenting as a salivary gland mass was conducted over a 34-year period. A significant increase in the occurrence of lymphoma was noted in proportion to other salivary gland tumors (P less than 0.01, chi 2 analysis: 1954-1972, 11 of 714 (1.5%); 1973-1979, 9 of 201 (4.5%); 1980-1987, 16 of 265 (6.0%). The mean(More)
We report what we believe to be the first results on short-pulse generation in Yb(3+) :silica fiber. By applying the stretched pulse technique in a unidirectional, polarization-switch Yb(3+) fiber laser incorporating a prism-based dispersive delay line, we obtain self-start mode locking and 100-pJ pulses that can be compressed to give clean chirp-free(More)
We propose and theoretically analyze three-level cladding-pumped fiber lasers in which the laser-active dopant is placed in a ring around a single-mode core. A ring-doped laser can work efficiently at wavelengths with strong small-signal absorption. This is otherwise difficult in a cladding-pumped fiber. Moreover, ring doping makes the laser less sensitive(More)
A simple beam-shaping technique is described whereby the output from a highly asymmetric non-diffractionlimited laser source, such as a high-power diode bar, can be reconfigured with nearly equal beam-quality factors in orthogonal planes and without a significant reduction in brightness. Using this technique, in conjunction with conventional lenses, we have(More)
A compact high-power planar waveguide laser end pumped by a diode-bar is reported. The waveguide was fabricated by liquid-phase epitaxy and had an 80-microm-thick, 1.5-at. % Nd:Y(3)Al(5)O(12) core on a Y(3)Al(5)O(12) substrate. A maximum output power of 6.2 W was obtained at 1.064 microm when the device was pumped with a 20-W diode bar operating near 807(More)
The authors present 2 cases of carcinoma primary in Stensen's duct, one a mucoepidermoid carcinoma and the other an adenoid cystic carcinoma. This is an unusual site for a primary carcinoma and these are apparently the thirteenth and fourteenth cases to be reported in the English literature. The authors review the diagnosis and treatment for primary(More)