Reflected Light Illuminators

Explore how light is passed through the various components of a reflected light illuminator with this interactive Java tutorial. Instructions for use of the tutorial are given below the applet window.

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The only variable in this tutorial is the lamp voltage, which is controlled by the slider. Use this slider to increase and/or decrease the voltage and observe how light emitted from the lamp is directed through the illuminator.

Contributing Authors

Mortimer Abramowitz - Olympus America, Inc., Two Corporate Center Drive., Melville, New York, 11747.

Matthew J. Parry-Hill and Michael W. Davidson - National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, 1800 East Paul Dirac Dr., The Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, 32310.