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Concept and optical design of the underwater microscope
Author(s): Dmitry N. Frolov; Olga A. Vinogradova; Alexey D. Frolov; Alexey G. Tabachkov
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Paper Abstract

The concept of the development of a microscope to provide research in the aquatic environment is proposed in conditions where the study of living and inanimate, static or moving microscopic objects in the environment of their natural location is required. Underwater microscope uses methods and technologies, similar conventional, based on the theory of diffraction. Achievable resolution is up to 0.3-0.5 micrometers (μm). The optical system of the underwater microscope should allow the study of microscopic objects in the water column (at different depths). In the case of an underwater microscope, the only way to get images is to use a digital receiver. Objective of microscope should be work in water immersion. The optical and the mechanical design of the objective for an underwater microscope must be adapted to the conditions of immersion in the water column, including to a considerable depth.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 July 2019
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 11076, Advances in Microscopic Imaging II, 110761Y (22 July 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2534738
Show Author Affiliations
Dmitry N. Frolov, Project Labor-Microscopes (Russian Federation)
Olga A. Vinogradova, Project Labor-Microscopes (Russian Federation)
Alexey D. Frolov, Project Labor-Microscopes (Russian Federation)
Alexey G. Tabachkov, Project Labor-Microscopes (Russian Federation)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11076:
Advances in Microscopic Imaging II
Emmanuel Beaurepaire; Francesco Saverio Pavone; Peter T. C. So, Editor(s)

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