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Glossary terms about Phase contrast

Phase contrast
A form of interference in which contrast in the image is enhanced by altering the optical pathlength travelled by the diffracted light with respect to that travelled by the direct light. This is achieved by the action of a phase plate. Contrast is achieved by the conversion of phase differences in the light leaving the object to amplitude differences in the image.


4 pages mention Phase contrast

Fluorescence microscopy
 
Introduction
We can overcome this by using just one colour, and this works well, for example, when looking at living cells under phase contrast
Scanning and resolution
 
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