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Title: Specimen illumination apparatus with optical cavity for dark field illumination

Abstract

An illumination apparatus with a specimen slide holder, an illumination source, an optical cavity producing multiple reflection of illumination light to a specimen comprising a first and a second reflective surface arranged to achieve multiple reflections of light to a specimen is provided. The apparatus can further include additional reflective surfaces to achieve the optical cavity, a slide for mounting the specimen, a coverslip which is a reflective component of the optical cavity, one or more prisms for directing light within the optical cavity, antifading solutions for improving the viewing properties of the specimen, an array of materials for analysis, fluorescent components, curved reflective surfaces as components of the optical cavity, specimen detection apparatus, optical detection equipment, computers for analysis of optical images, a plane polarizer, fiberoptics, light transmission apertures, microscopic components, lenses for viewing the specimen, and upper and lower mirrors above and below the specimen slide as components of the optical cavity. Methods of using the apparatus are also provided.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; National Institutes of Health (NIH)
OSTI Identifier:
20013855
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 9 Nov 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
44 INSTRUMENTATION; OPTICAL SYSTEMS; LIGHTING SYSTEMS; SAMPLE HOLDERS; DESIGN; IMAGE PROCESSING; LIGHT TRANSMISSION; MICROSCOPES

Citation Formats

Pinkel, D, Sudar, D, and Albertson, D. Specimen illumination apparatus with optical cavity for dark field illumination. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Pinkel, D, Sudar, D, & Albertson, D. Specimen illumination apparatus with optical cavity for dark field illumination. United States.
Pinkel, D, Sudar, D, and Albertson, D. Tue . "Specimen illumination apparatus with optical cavity for dark field illumination". United States.
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author = {Pinkel, D and Sudar, D and Albertson, D},
abstractNote = {An illumination apparatus with a specimen slide holder, an illumination source, an optical cavity producing multiple reflection of illumination light to a specimen comprising a first and a second reflective surface arranged to achieve multiple reflections of light to a specimen is provided. The apparatus can further include additional reflective surfaces to achieve the optical cavity, a slide for mounting the specimen, a coverslip which is a reflective component of the optical cavity, one or more prisms for directing light within the optical cavity, antifading solutions for improving the viewing properties of the specimen, an array of materials for analysis, fluorescent components, curved reflective surfaces as components of the optical cavity, specimen detection apparatus, optical detection equipment, computers for analysis of optical images, a plane polarizer, fiberoptics, light transmission apertures, microscopic components, lenses for viewing the specimen, and upper and lower mirrors above and below the specimen slide as components of the optical cavity. Methods of using the apparatus are also provided.},
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place = {United States},
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