interference microscope


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interference microscope

[‚in·tər′fir·əns ¦mī·krə‚skōp]
(optics)
A microscope used for visualizing and measuring differences in phase or optical paths in transparent or reflecting specimens; it differs from the phase contrast microscope in that the incident and diffracted waves are not separated, but interference is produced between the transmitted wave and another wave which originates from the same source.
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The Interphako interference microscope is used to measure these refractive indices using the following equation [c.
001-inch) depression, as can be seen from the interference microscope overlay on the photograph of the gate.
The Interphako polarizing interference microscope (12) was supplied by Carl Zeiss JENA, Germany.