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Timothy R Corle, Gordon S Kino, Scott M Mansfield: Optical recording system employing a solid immersion lens. The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, June 30, 1992: US05125750 (147 worldwide citation)

An optical recording system including a read/write optical assembly including an objective lens for reading or writing from an optical medium including a solid immersion lens disposed between the objective lens and having a surface closely spaced from the recording medium.


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Timothy R Corle, Chester L Mallory, Philip D Wasserman: Confocal scanning optical microscope. Prometrix Corporation, Limbach Limbach & Sutton, November 26, 1991: US05067805 (59 worldwide citation)

An improved real-time confocal scanning microscope, and an improved perforated disk for use in such microscope. A preferred embodiment of the inventive microscope includes a polarizing beamsplitting cube and a rotatable Nipkow disk perforted with a hexagonal hole pattern. The disk is preferably moun ...


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Timothy R Corle, Younus Vora, Kamran Sarmadi: Method and apparatus for imaging dense linewidth features using an optical microscope. Prometrix Corporation, January 31, 1995: US05386317 (21 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for imaging a substrate (such as silicon or silicon dioxide) beneath and between a dense array of strips (such as photoresist strips composed of dielectric or other material) using a polarizing optical microscope. In preferred embodiments, the apparatus of the invention includ ...


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Gordon S Kino, Timothy R Corle: Variable focus optical system and method using electro-optic material. The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, August 29, 1989: US04861975 (16 worldwide citation)

Variable focus optical system in which a light beam is projected through a transparent flat cell of electro-optic material coated on both sides with a layer of transparent conductive material. The layer on one side of the cell is divided into a central disc region and a ring shaped region which surr ...