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| EXPLORING THE INTERFACE OF LIGHT AND BIOMEDICINE

  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 3 — Mar. 7, 2007

Ernst Abbe and the Foundation of Scientific Microscopes

Barry R. Masters

Optics and Photonics News, Vol. 18, Issue 2, pp. 18-23 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPN.18.2.000018


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Abstract

Last year marked the 100<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the death of Ernst Abbe, who passed away on January 14, 1906-just a few days short of his 65<sup>th</sup> birthday. In addition to his groundbreaking optical work, which includes his diffraction theory for image formation and the formulation of the sine condition and Abbe number, he was also a noted entrepreneur, astronomer and social reformer.

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Barry R. Masters, "Ernst Abbe and the Foundation of Scientific Microscopes," Optics & Photonics News 18(2), 18-23 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=opn-18-2-18


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