Medical Definition of Mach zehnder system

1. Interferometric system in which the original light beam is divided by a semi transparent mirror: object and reference beams pass through separate optical systems and are recombined by a second semi transparent mirror. Interference fringes are displaced if the optical path difference for the reference beam is greater and this can be compensated with a wedge shaped auxiliary object. The position of the wedge allows the phase retardation of the object to be measured. The Mach Zehnder system was used in a microscope designed by Leitz. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)



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