Video Talk by Jeff Lichtman: Resolution in Microscopy – Wave Optics and the Diffraction Limit

August 14, 2014

Light has properties of particles and waves. Understanding the wave nature of light is essential to understanding the workings of a microscope.

Here, iBiology presents Jeff Lichtman, who describes Huygens Wavelets, constructive/destructive interference, and diffraction. 

YouTube video by iBioEducation, November 2013

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