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We have built a high-resolution optical coherence tomography (OCT) system, based on a Linnik-type interference microscope, illuminated by a white-light thermal lamp. The extremely short coherence length of the illumination source and the large aperture of the objectives permit resolution close to 1 microm in three dimensions. A parallel detection scheme(More)
A novel deformable mirror using 52 independent magnetic actuators (MIRAO 52, Imagine Eyes) is presented and characterized for ophthalmic applications. The capabilities of the device to reproduce different surfaces, in particular Zernike polynomials up to the fifth order, are investigated in detail. The study of the influence functions of the deformable(More)
An interferogram produced by wide-aperture interferometers is studied both theoretically and experimentally. The fringe spacing is shown to increase nonlinearly with the numerical aperture and the fringe envelope to become narrower as the numerical aperture is increased. Phase measurements with wide-aperture interferometers therefore require calibration,(More)
We propose to image local defects inside multidielectric optical components by using a special configuration Linnik interference microscope, along with a CCD camera and a dedicated detection, to extract the amplitude scattered by the defects in the interference image. The use of a short coherence length source allows one to obtain interference only from a(More)
essential for two reasons. Firstly, patients with positive neck nodes have a higher risk of developing DM as have those with negative neck nodes (Leemans et al, 1993; Mamelle et al, 1994). Secondly, a heterogeneity between the tumour cell populations of the primary tumour site and the neck nodes is possible. Therefore an analysis of the distribution of(More)
Between 1980 and 1985, 914 patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma underwent lymph node dissection in our institution. The prognostic value of clinical factors has already been reported (Mamelle et al, 1994, Am J Surg 168: 494-498). We present here a comparison of biological characteristics of pharyngeal tumours in patients who developed distant(More)
New instrumentation has been developed that is dedicated to the measurement of surface morphology with high resolutions and short acquisition times. Sinusoidal phase-shifting interferometry is demonstrated to provide within an acquisition time of only a few milliseconds topographic images with ∼1 nm height precision, ∼1 µm lateral resolution, and a few tens(More)
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