Bertrand lens

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Bertrand lens

(Science: physics) a small, low-power lens, usually on a slide for insertion into the drawtube between analyser and ocular. It is used to observe the back focal plane of the objective so as to examine interference figures or as an aid in achieving interference figures. It is apt to be strongly astigmatic. It is used to image the lamp filament in setting up Kohler illumination as well as for centreing dispersion staining stops to the substage aperture diaphragm.