Fig. 9: Using Immersion Oil to
Create an Optically Homogeneous Light Path
The immersion oil
has the same refractive index as the glass lens and the glass slide. This
prevents distortion because the light waves follow a homogeneous path.
Microbiology Laboratory Manual by Gary E. Kaiser, PhD, Professor of Microbiology
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