Microscopy Field Notes

A blog created to help life science researchers navigate the inspiring world of optical microscopy

Making Sense of the Fine Details

Making Sense of the Fine Details

Over the next few posts, we will dig deeper into microscope objectives and explore how they can affect the quality of your imaging. Let’s start the series off with magnification and resolution, which can be a point of confusion when planning experiments.    Often,...

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Photons to Pixels: Illuminating Bit Depth

Photons to Pixels: Illuminating Bit Depth

The meaning and relevance of bit depth is a common point of confusion for life scientists who use microscopes. Typically, when we mention bit depth in microscopy, we are referring to gradations in the intensity readings from a detector.  Let’s use a photomultiplier...

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What Is Two-Photon Microscopy?

What Is Two-Photon Microscopy?

This week I am joined by Dr. Craig Brideau, an engineering scientist who has recently joined the LCI team. Craig has designed and built numerous optical systems, and has particular expertise in biomedical imaging using non-linear optics. Over the next several posts,...

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