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by Retired Lab Rat
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Micro-focusing Ultraviolet light/laser with microscope objective?
Replies: 11
Views: 4402

Re: Micro-focusing Ultraviolet light/laser with microscope objective?

Wow! Lots of good ideas. Yeah, if I had taken a look at the transmission spectrum of BS glass I would have known that I couldn't put shortwave UV through it. Having looked up that information, it would seem that for shortwave UV my choices are Quartz (crystal), Fused Silica, Calcium Fluorite and Mag...
by Retired Lab Rat
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello y hola from Austin, Texas, USA
Replies: 4
Views: 2563

Re: Hello y hola from Austin, Texas, USA

Howdy; Wstenberg! I have wanted, for a long time, to build a 'one-off' electronic circuitboard printer. I describe it over on the "Off Topic" forum. My biggest issue is doing it on the cheap!

Retired Lab Rat,
Austin, TX
by Retired Lab Rat
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Micro-focusing Ultraviolet light/laser with microscope objective?
Replies: 11
Views: 4402

Micro-focusing Ultraviolet light/laser with microscope objective?

Hello! New to this forum. I'm wondering if anyone has experience with focusing ultraviolet light through a microscope objective. I'm an inveterate tinkerer and it seems that very nearly every project that I have ever dreamed up has called for a custom made electronic circuit board. I have, for a ver...
by Retired Lab Rat
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello y hola from Austin, Texas, USA
Replies: 4
Views: 2563

Hello y hola from Austin, Texas, USA

As the moniker says, I'm an old retired lab rat. I spent the first thirty years of my working life in numerous engineering fields and the last two dozen years as the senior research technician for a university research institute. In that time I have worked with and repaired microscopes ranging from ...