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Polarized Light Microscope

The highest level of optical quality, operability, and stability for polarized light microscopy.

The newly developed high-intensity 50W halogen light source is brighter than a conventional 100W halogen lamp. Low power consumption means less heat generation, thereby reducing the chance of heat-induced focus drift.

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Key Features

Uniform brightness with diascopic illumination

Nikon's unique fly-eye lens employed in the diascopic illumination optics ensures uniform brightness throughout the visual field - perfect for digital imaging.

Ordinary lens

"Fly-eye" optics


High-precision rotating stage

The stage is large, pre-adjusted, and click-stops in 45° increments. The smooth stage movement allows stable and easy rotation, providing high operability and high-quality polarized images.

Because the stage is supported from the bottom near the optical axis and incorporates steel cross roller guides, it offers excellent stability and durability.

  • Focus stroke has been improved to 30mm, facilitating observation of tall samples.
  • Clamp-type upper limit focusing mechanism makes for easy and safe sample exchange.

Reversed centering quintuple nosepiece

Nosepiece comes with a DIN standard compensator slot to accept various compensators for advanced quantitative measurements. All five objectives are center-able.


Intermediate tube

The intermediate tube incorporates a Bertrand lens as standard, enabling both the observation and capture of conoscopic and orthoscopic images. The Bertrand lens is focusable and centerable. The high precision slider-type analyzer is rotatable for a full 360°.


Objectives for polarizing observation

The industry-acclaimed infinity optics - the CFI60 system -successfully deliver long working distances, high NA, and produce sharp aberration-free images.

The objectives use eco-glass free of environmentally harmful substances such as lead and arsenic.

CFI P Achromat objective series (for diascopic illumination)

CFI TU Plan Fluor EPI P objective series (for episcopic illumination)


Diascopic/Episcopic illumination type

Both diascopic and episcopic polarizing observations are possible by mounting the LV-UEPI-N universal epi-illuminator. Switching the illumination technique is a simple operation. The epi-illuminator uses the same 12V-50W lamphouse as the diascopic illuminator, providing brighter illumination than a conventional 100W lamp. With an optional universal-type nosepiece and DIC accessories (including objectives), episcopic differential interference contrast (DIC) microscopy is also possible.

Diascopic/Episcopic illumination type