The optical microscope, often referred to as light microscope, is a type of
microscope which uses visible light and a system of lenses to magnify images of
The light microscope, so called because it employs visible light to detect small
objects, is probably the most well-known and well-used research tool in biology.
A light microscope (LM) is an instrument that uses visible light and magnifying
lenses to examine small objects not visible to the naked eye, or in finer detail
Compound Light Microscope: The microscope pictured above is referred to as a
compound light microscope. The term light refers to the method by which light ...
The history of the light microscope started with simple glass lenses. But with the
invention of the optical microscope by Zacharias Jansen in the 1590's a new ...
Generally speaking, there are two types of microscope; Compound microscopes (
also known as light microscopes), which produce a mono (2D) image and ...
A light microscope can use multiple types of light to produce multiple types of
images, but all of them function on the basis of light focused from below the
The light microscope is an instrument used by researchers in many different
fields to magnify specimens to as much as a thousand times...
A light microscope uses a focused beam of visible light to magnify objects for
observation. It works in a similar way as a refracting telescope but with several ...
Comparison between a light microscope and an electron microscope: Both light
microscopes and electron microscopes use radiation (light or electron beams) to