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Tool Type Inspection, Test and Characterization
Location Bay 3, 6 & 7
Supervisor Tony Bosch
Supervisor Phone (805) 893-3486
Supervisor E-Mail bosch@ece.ucsb.edu
Description Optical Microscopes
Manufacturer Nikon (3) & Olympus (1)


The lab currently has 3 Nikon Microscopes (Microscopes #2, #3 & #4). These are located in bays 6 and 7.

The scopes are connected to computers via Jenoptik ProgRes software which allows users to digitally capture images through the microscope and make calibrated measurements.

Microscope #2: (Bay 7)

  • Trinocular: Ocular Binoc. + Camera (Simultaneous)
  • ProgRes video/photo capture & measurement
  • Objectives: 5x, 10x, 20x, 50x, 100x, 150x
  • Filters: Green, ND
  • Bright/Dark Field
  • Differential Interference Contrast (DIC/Nomarski)
    • The DIC prism is installed on each objective and can't be removed, so even regular microscope images suffer from a slight double-image
  • Top Illumination

Microscope #3: Eclipse Nikon L200D (Bay 6)

  • Manual for Nikon Eclipse L200D
  • Trinocular: Binoc. + Camera (Mutually Exclusive)
  • ProgResvideo/photo capture & measurement
  • 5x, 10x, 20x, 50x, 100x, 150x
  • Filters: Green, ND
  • Bright/Dark Field
  • Differential Interference Contrast (DIC/Nomarski)
  • Top/Bottom Illumination

Microscope #4: (Bay 6)

  • TBD


The lab currently has two Olympus microscopes:

Olympus LEXT Confocal Microscope

YOU ARE REQUIRED TO GET TRAINED on this tool before you are allowed to use it! Please contact the Tool Owner to get training.

The LEXT has a motorized stage, image stitching capabilities and some image measurement capabilities, in addition to the primary topographical measurement capabilities afforded by the laser-scanning confocal microscopy function.

See the main tool page for more info: Laser Scanning Confocal M-scope (Olympus LEXT)