Aeskulap-Stab
Introduction
Resolution and 
 focal depth
Principles of 
 luminance contrast
Modification of 
 lenses
Mirror objectives
Illuminating  
 apparatus
Material and  
 methods
Results
Further technical 
 developements
Discussion
Summary
Links
Contact
References
Image gallery
References

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Castro-Ramos, J., Cordero-Davila, A., Vazquez-Montiel, S., Gale,D.: Exact design of aplanatic microscope objectives consisting of two conic mirrors
Appl. Opt. 37, 5193-5197, 1998

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Davin optronics: Reflecting microscope objectives, 2007
http://www.gmp.ch/index.php?main_page=product_info&manufacturers_id=32&products_id=215

(3)
Determann, H., Lepusch, F.: The light microscope and its use (in German)
Wild Leitz, Wetzlar, 1988

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Ernst Leitz Wetzlar GmbH: The imaging and illuminating optical elements in light microscopes (in German)
Druckschrift, Wetzlar, 1969

(5)
Gehne, H.: Mirror objectives for light microscopes (in German)
Physikalische Blätter, 8. Jahrg., Heft 10, 453-460, Physik Verlag, Mosbach/Baden, 1952

(6)
Jenoptik Jena GmbH: Mirror objectives and mirror condensers for microscopic examinations in ultraviolet, visible and ultrared light spectra, technical description (in German), Jena, 1967

(7)
Nobel Foundation: The phase contrast microscope.
http://nobelprize.org/educational_games/physics/microscopes/phase/index.html

(8) 
Piper, J.: Luminance-contrast - a new visible light technique for examining transparent specimens
(submitted: 07 June 2007, accepted: 08 June 2007)
Microskopy Today
(magazine owned of the Microscopy Society of America / MSA)

(9) 
Piper, J.: Luminance contrast, a new illumination technique in light miroscopy: optical basics, practical evaluations, further developements 
(submitted: 03.11.2007, accepted without modifications: 30.03.2008) 
Opt. Int. J. Light Electron. Opt. (2008) doi: 10.1016/j.ijleo.2008.03.032, Elsevier, 2008
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijleo.2008.03.032
Opt. Int. J..Light Electron. Opt. 120, 963-975, Elsevier, 2009 

(10) 
Piper, J.: Mirror lenses in microscopy - a pleading for optical dinosaurs
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Mikrokosmos

(11) 
Piper, J.: Mirror lenses in light microscopy - theoretical considerations and practical implications
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Microscopy Research and Technique, Wiley-Blackwell, 2010

 

 

[Introduction]
[Resolution and focal depth]
[Principles of luminance contrast]
[Modification of lenses]
[Mirror objectives]
[Illuminating apparatus]
[Material and methods]
[Results]
[Further technical developements]
[Discussion]
[Summary]
[Links]
[Contact]
[References]
[Image gallery]