Optical Microscopy

This facility provides high-resolution optical imaging in bright field, dark field, polarized light and differential interference contrast imaging modes with motorized optical microscopes. Instruments are available for imaging on upright and inverted stage formats, and upright stereo imaging with the ability to acquire stereo image pairs. Imaging includes digital imaging services such as extended depth of field, image stitching and mosaics, image enhancement and quantitative image analysis. The digital imaging services provide both real-time programmed control of the fully motorized microscopes and post processing image manipulation and analysis. Some of these services will be available online through the web.