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Ergoscope Microscope Back Light 2×2 inch with Fiber Optic Illuminator Light Guide Cable 800mm


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Active Area: 2×2 in. Back Light. Fiber Cable Output Port Adapter Size: 86x52x16mm. Fiber Cable Input Port Adapter Size: 5/8 in. End Adapter. Optical Fiber Cable Length: 800mm.


The conditions of different illumination of the microscope are a very important parameter. Choosing the correct illumination method can improve the resolution and contrast of the image, which is very important for observing the imaging of different objects.

The wavelength of the light source is the most important factor affecting the resolution of the microscope. The wavelength of the light source must be smaller than the distance between the two points to be observed in order to be distinguished by the human eye. The resolution of the microscope is inversely proportional to the wavelength of the light source. Within the range of the visible light, the violet wavelength is the shortest, providing also the highest resolution. The wavelength of visible light is between 380~780nm, the maximum multiple of optical magnification is 1000-2000X, and the limit resolution of optical microscope is about 200nms. In order to be able to observe a much smaller object and increase the resolution of the microscope, it is necessary to use light having a much shorter wavelength as the light source.

The most commonly used technical parameters for describing illumination are luminescence intensity and color temperature. Luminescence intensity, with lumen as unit, is the physical unit of luminous flux. The more lumens, the stronger the illumination. Color temperature, with K (Kelvin) as unit, is a unit of measure indicating the color component of the light. The color temperature of red is the lowest, then orange, yellow, white, and blue, all gradually increased, with the color temperature of blue being the highest. The light color of the incandescent lamp is warm white, its color temperature is 2700K, the color temperature of the halogen lamp is about 3000K, and the color temperature of the daylight fluorescent lamp is 6000K.

A complex and complete lighting system can include a light source, a lampshade or lamp compartment, a condenser lens, a diaphragm, a variety of wavelength filters, a heat sink cooling system, a power supply, and a dimming device etc. Select and use different parts as needed. Of which, selection and use of the illuminating light source is the most important part of the microscope illumination system, as and other components are designed around the illuminating wavelength curve and characteristics of the illuminating light source.

Some of the microscope light sources are pre-installed on the body or frame of the microscope, and some are independent. There are many types and shapes of light sources. Depending on the requirements of the microscope and the object to be observed, one type or multiple types of illumination at the same time can be selected. In addition, the whole beam and band adjustment of the light source, the position and illumination angle of the light source, and the intensity and brightness of the light all have a great influence on the imaging.

For microscope imaging, a good lighting system may be a system that allows for more freedom of adjustment. In actual work, such as industry, too many adjustment mechanisms may affect the efficiency of use, therefore choose the appropriated configured lighting conditions is very important.

Optical Fiber Light Guide

Optical fiber bundle for illumination, is referred to as optical fiber light guide for short. Optical fiber light guide is a fiber core made of transparent material (typically, glass fiber is made of silicon dioxide). Around the fiber core, a cladding layer is formed, using a material having a refractive index lower than that of the fiber core, that is, if the refractive index of the fiber core and the cladding layer are n1 and n2, then n1 must be >n2. The transmission of the optical fiber makes use of the principle of total reflection of light. In this fiber core medium, light is to maintain its characteristics of optical waveform for transmission, wherein the fiber core portion of high refractive index is the main channel for light transmission, while the outer casing of low refractive index covers the entire fiber core. Since the core has a higher refractive index than the outer casing, total reflection occurs, and therefore light can be transmitted in the fiber core.

The core of the optical fiber is generally classified into glass fiber, quartz fiber, plastic fiber, and liquid core fiber etc. Microscope illumination usually uses glass fiber, which can have better transmittance for light of different wavelengths. For glass fiber, its optical core material is multi-component optical glass with high refractive index, whereas its cladding material is optical glass with low refractive index. The commonly used multi-component glass formula include: sodium-borosilicate glass (Na-B-Si), potassium-borosilicate glass (K-B-Si), sodium-zinc aluminoborosilicate glass (Na-Zn-Al-B-Si), and the like. Glass fiber, made of optical glass, has a much higher transparency than a ordinary set of glass, but still has a relatively high attenuation value, generally about 1dB/m. The lighting fiber optic wire is very thin, and cannot be bent at a large angle. Generally, its minimum bending radius ≥30D (Min. bending radius ≥30D). Check the breaking of the fiber optic wire, you can use one side section to face the light, and the other side section to see the dark part. If there is too much break, it can’t be repaired, but the entire fiber be replaced.


After unpacking, carefully inspect the various random accessories and parts in the package to avoid omissions. In order to save space and ensure safety of components, some components will be placed outside the inner packaging box, so be careful of their inspection. For special packaging, it is generally after opening the box, all packaging boxes, protective foam, plastic bags should be kept for a period of time. If there is a problem during the return period, you can return or exchange the original. After the return period (usually 10-30 days, according to the manufacturer’s Instruction of Terms of Service), these packaging boxes may be disposed of if there is no problem.

Additional information

Weight1 lbs
Dimensions11 × 9 × 3 in
Active Area

2×2 in.





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