Leica Microsystems – The Ultimate in Optical Competence
Leica Microsystems has designed and produced top-class objectives for a wide variety of applications in research, industry and medicine for more than 160 years. The precision optical engineers at Leica Microsystems have the high degree of experience and expertise required to minimize aberrations resulting from the physical conditions of optical components. A sophisticated production process leads to objectives that guarantee superlative image quality.
There are two basic categories of aberrations that require correction: monochromatic and chromatic. The main monochromatic aberrations are: spherical aberration, astigmatism, coma, field curvature and distortion. Chromatic aberrations can be divided into axial and lateral.
Leica’s top-performance objectives feature maximum correction and optical efficiency, and have already won several awards. All over the world, leading scientists trying to visualize, for instance, the finest cell structures with resolutions down to 20 nm rely on optics from Leica Microsystems.