The Olympus BX53-P polarizing microscope provides superb performance in polarized light applications using the combination of UIS2 infinity-corrected optics and a unique optical design. An extended line of compatible compensators make the BX53-P versatile enough to handle observation and measuring applications in virtually any field.
UIS2 Optics Provide Outstanding Expandability
By maximizing the advantages of infinity correction, the UIS2 optical system prevents the deterioration of optical microscope performance and eliminates magnification factors, even when polarizing elements like analyzers, tint plates or compensators are introduced into the light path.
Maintaining the high level of system flexibility, the BX53-P also accepts intermediate attachments available for the BX3 Series system microscopes, as well as cameras and imaging systems.
Zonal structure of Plagioclase in quartz diorite. *Scales Indicate actual size of samples
Optical texture of MBBA *Scales Indicate actual size of samples
An Upgrade in Polarization Characteristics
Sophisticated design and manufacturing technology used in the ACHN-P and UPLFLN-P objectives reduce internal strain. The BX53-P polarizing microscope features high EF value filters in the polarizer and analyzer resulting in unmatched image contrast. To meet the diversity of research and application requirements, the universal UPLFLN-P series objectives have been designed to accommodate a wide range of observation methods, including Nomarski DIC and fluorescence microscopy, in addition to polarized light observation.
*The EF (extinction factor) is the brightness ratio between parallel and crossed pol-filters. The higher the EF value, the better the extinction.
An Extensive Range of Compensators
1. U-TP530, 2. U-TP137, 3. U-TAD, 4. U-CBR1, 5. U-CBR2, 6. U-CWE2,
7. U-CSE, 8. U-CBE, 9. U-CTB
Six different compensators are available for the BX53-P microscope, allowing measurement of various retardation levels, ranging from 0 to 20λ. For easier measurement, the direct readout method is featured. Higher image contrast can be attained by using a Senarmont* or Brace-Koehler compensator to change the retardation level in the entire field of view.
* Used with monochromatic green filter, IF546 or IF550.
Sharp Images in Orthoscopy and Conoscopy
1. U-CPA, 2. U-P4RE, 3. U-AN360P-2, 4. U-OPA, 5. U-POC-2
With a U-CPA conoscopic observation attachment, changeover between orthoscopic and conoscopic observation is simple and quick. Focusing of conoscopic images is easy and accurate. Employing a Bertrand field stop makes it possible to obtain consistently sharp and clear conoscopic images.
Robust and Accurate Rotating Stage
The rotating-centering mechanism attached to the rotary stage allows smooth rotation of a specimen. In addition, there is a click-stop mechanism provided at each 45 degrees for precise measurement. With the option of adding a dual-mechanical stage further discreet X-Y movement is possible.