Polarized light microscopy provides all the benefits of brightfield microscopy and offers a wealth of information, which is simply not available with any other optical microscopy technique, such as refractive indices, birefringence, retardation, extinction angle, pleochroism. Polarized light microscopy is best known for its geological applications – primarily for the study of minerals in rock thin sections, but it can also be used to study many other materials.
OPTIKA polarizing microscopes offer a complete system for your laboratory analysis, including polarizer and analyzer filters, Bertrand lens for conoscopic observation, compensator plates, and high-precision rotatable stages. Also available the X-LED illumination system, an high-intensity light source which delivers bright and clear images.
Blue filter, 0° – 90° rotating analysing filter, l slip (first class red), 1/4 l slip, quartz wedge
4-positions with centering mechanism for all objectives
PLAN IOS POL (strain-free) 4x/0.10, 10x/0.25, 40x/0.65, 60x/0.85 (B-500POL)
LWD PLAN IOS POL (strain-free) for transmitted and incident polarized light 5x/0.15, 10x/0.25, 20x/0.40, 50x/0.70 (B-500POL-I)
160mm dia.; 360° rotating with stop knob and 0.1° vernier.
0.9 N.A., with iris diaphragm, focus-able and center-able. With rotating polarizing filter (swing-out type)
X-LED3 illumination system with brightness control. (B-500POL)
3.6 Watt LED
Luminous flux: 200 lumen
Luminous intensity: 900 cd
Equivalent to a dichroic halogen lamp with 20W, Equivalent to a standard halogen lamp with 50W
Correlated Color Temperature: 6300K
Pure white, no need of blue correction filter.
Transmitted light: X-LED3 system & Incident light: X-LED8 system polarizing attachment with built-in polarizer filter, aperture diaphragm and field diaphragm. (B-500POL-I)
Five (5) Years mechanical and optical parts
Two (2) Years electrical
OPTIKAM Pro Digital Camera
Designed for research and advanced applications. The cameras are supplied with OPTIKA VISION PACKAGE, a complete suite of 7 image analysis software. C-mount system for video and still-image capturing at HIGH resolution. An optical adapter (included in PRO 3/PRO 5) can be used to connect it to the eyepiece tube of monocular and binocular microscopes.
OPTIKAM PRO3 (OP4083.11LT) Specifications
2048 x 1536 (3.2 Mpixel)
3.2 μm x 3.2 μm
6.55 mm x 4.92 mm
Frame Rate at Full Resolution
Frame Rate at Half Resolution
43 dB max
Data Output (Uncompressed Video)
3 x 8 bit
Windows XP SP2 / Vista 32-64bit / Win 7 32-64bit, USB 2.0 port
OPTIKA Vision Pro Plus, TWAIN interface, SDK
Continous auto white balance, continous auto exposure, averaging, subsampling (decimation)
0.45x with additional ring adapter for stereomicroscopes
Included with the camera
3 m USB cable, 76 x 24mm micrometric calibration slide, C-mount cap, box.