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Optical Lab Equipment List

Optical devices are used to enhance images by processing light waves. In physics, we use optical instruments to create large and sharp images to see details of any object. Telescope and Microscopes are most important optical equipments which are widely used in laboratories. Here we are describing Optical Lab Equipment List.

  • Spectrometer
  • Microscopes
  • Polarimeter
  • Joly photometer
  • Convex and concave mirror
  • Spherometer
  • optical bench
  • pinhole camera

Spectrometer:

The basic function of a spectrometer is to take light from source which illuminates the slit. The illuminating slit then produces a light wave that goes through a prism and is later received at eyepiece end for examination.

Microscopes:

Microscopes are used to magnify small objects that are invisible to human eyes such as plant cells and minerals etc. Microscopes can be with or without light source. Some of the types are elementary, research, student and metallurgical etc.

Polarimeter:

A polarimeter is a device used to measure the optical activities of light when it passes through a fluid. Mainly, it measures the rotation of polarized light.

Joly photometer:

It is made of two paraffin wax blocks placed to a distance and separated by an opaque sheet. It is used to illuminate the room equally.

Convex and Concave Mirrors

These mirror are also called curved mirrors because of their curved surface. They reflect light at a particular angle depending upon their types. Convex Mirror and concave mirror have spherical surface.

Convex mirror reflects the light from the outer area of the curvature while concave mirrors reflect light from inner area or interior of the curvature.

Spherometer:

A spherometer is a device which is used to measure curvature of a spherical surface.

Optical bench:

Optical bench is laboratory equipment which is used to demonstrate the involving optics and light. It has rigid beam with light source, mirror and observing eyepiece.

Pinhole camera:

A pinhole camera is another optical instrument which is nothing but the simplest possible form of a camera. It has a lightproof box with a pinhole. It works on a principle of, when light passes through the pinhole it forms an inverted image of the object on opposite wall inside the box.

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