Reflected Light Microscopy Optical Pathways

This tutorial investigates the optical pathways in a reflected light microscope. Instructions and a discussion about how to operate this tutorial appear immediately below window.

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This tutorial is controlled by the three sliders and the inside/outside button. The field diaphragm, aperture (condenser) diaphragm, and illumination intensity sliders control the light intensity within the episcopic illuminator. The inside/outside button toggles between exterior and interior cut-away views of the microscope.

Contributing Authors

Mortimer Abramowitz - Olympus America, Inc., Two Corporate Center Drive., Melville, New York, 11747.

Matthew J. Parry-Hill, John C. Long, and Michael W. Davidson - National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, 1800 East Paul Dirac Dr., The Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, 32310.