Nikon LV100 Pol Microscope
New Vibration Resistant Stage - The large sized circular stage
is supported near the optical axis and incorporates steal cross roller guides
making the stage twice as stable and durable as conventional models. The stage
is also extremely accurate, centerable to the optical axis, and provides
click-stops at 45o increments.
New Diascopic (Transmitted) Light Source - The new high intensity 50W halogen
light source incorporates a fly-eye lens design that outputs more light than a
100W lamp. The greater brightness is achieved by optimizing the lamp filament
size and optically expanding the size of the light source within the pupil
New Lead and Arsenic Free Objective Lenses - The new CFI LU Plan Fluor EPI P
objective series uses eco-glass that is manufactured to the same specifications
as Nikons proprietary infinity optics (CFI60) system , but without harmful
substances such as lead and arsenic.
New 30mm Focusing Stroke - The focus stoke has been improved to 30mm,
facilitating observation of tall samples.
Reversed Centering Nosepiece - Up to five objectives, ranging from 4x to100x can
be mounted to the nosepiece and all five objectives are centerable. The
nosepiece is also provided with a DIN compliant compensator slot and it accepts
various compensators for advanced quantitative measurements.
Bertrand Lens Incorporated into Design of Intermediate Tube - The Bertrand lens
enables both the observation and capture of conoscopic and orthoscopic images.
The Bertrand lens is also focusable and centerable.
Rotatable Slider Type Analyzer - The high precision slider-type analyzer located
in the intermediate tube is rotatable for a full 360o.
Reduced focus drift - Focus drift resulting from light source heat is greatly
reduced by virtue of the lower power consumption and heat generated from the new
diascopic light source.
Diascopic and Episcopic Polarization - Both Diascopic (transmitted) and
Episcopic (reflected) polarization observations are possible by mounting the
LV-UEPI universal epi-illuminator. The epi-illuminator system uses the same
fly-eye lens design as the new diascopic light source.
Episcopic DIC (Differential Interference Contrast) - By mounting the LV-UEPI
universal epi-illuminator and optional universal-type nosepiece and DIC
accessories including objectives, Episcopic DIC microscopy is possible.
Micron Optics, 240 Cedar Knolls Road , Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927
*GIF animation at top is a conoscopic image of quartz captured
through an E600pol microscope using the Nikon DXM-1200 digital camera.
Courtesy of Daniel Sparling, former employee and now clergyman in training