Image Quality

A History of Leading-edge Optics

Superior Optical Performance: Wave Front Aberration Control

When using a microscope for advanced research or system integration, optical performance must be standardized for all objectives. Olympus’ UIS2 objectives go beyond conventional numerical aperture (NA) and working distance (WD) performance standards by providing wave front aberration control, that minimizes the aberrations that lower resolution.

Stable Color Temperature and High-Intensity White LED Illumination

The BX3M utilizes a high-intensity white LED light sources for both reflected and transmitted light. The LED maintains a consistent color temperature regardless of intensity. LEDs provide efficient, long-life illumination that is ideal for inspecting materials science applications.

Superior Quality for Advanced Performance

Support Precise Measurement: Auto Calibration

Similar to digital microscopes, automatic calibration is available when using OLYMPUS Stream. Auto-calibration eliminates human variability in the calibration process leading to more reliable measurements. Auto calibration uses an algorithm that automatically calculates the correct calibration from an average of multiple measurement points. This minimizes variance introduced by different operators and maintains consistent accuracy, improving reliability for regular verification.

Seamless Stitching : Image Shading Correction

Shading correction is implemented within OLYMPUS Stream software to accommodate for shading around the corners of an image. When used with intensity threshold settings, shading correction provides more precise analysis. Additionally, a more uniform panoramic image is acquired when tiling images with MIA.

  • Left image: Raw image illustrating shading where images were stitched together
  • Right image: Shading correction produces even illumination across the field of view
1 x 3 MIA image (Sample: Residue on membrane filter)