Laser Microscope

August 23, 2010 | Amateur Science | By: Mark VandeWettering

An interesting impromptu project: a laser pointer directed through a drop of water projects a large magnified image on the wall. – Laser Microscope.

This reminded me of the setup that Gabor described decades ago for inline digital holography. I might have to give this a try sometime.



Comment from Alan Yates
Time 8/24/2010 at 1:32 am

Holy crap, it works! I just tried it with a green 5 mW laser pointer and the wash-bottle I use to wet my soldering iron sponge. Gotta make me a better lash-up and take some pictures/video.