Condenser Light Cones

This tutorial explores how changes in the optical correction of a substage condenser affect the size and shape of light cones formed by the condenser.

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The slider has four fixed positions that correspond to increasing condenser correction and the resultant light cones generated by the condenser. Move the slider back and forth to view the various light cones.

Contributing Authors

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

Omar Alvarado, John C. Long, and Michael W. Davidson - National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, 1800 East Paul Dirac Dr., The Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, 32310.