(Science: microscopy) a lens composed of two or more separate pieces of glass or other optical maternal. These component pieces or elements may or may not be cemented together. A common form of compound lens is a two-element objective, one element being a converging lens of crown glass and the other a diverging lens of flint glass. The combination of suitable glasses or other optical materials (plastics, minerals) properly ground and polished reduces aberrations normally present in a single lens.
Results from our forum
"Compound Light Microscope : This microscope uses visible light for illuminating the object . it contains glass lenses that magnify the image of the object and focus the light on the retina of the observer's eye . it has ...
See entire post