The optical microscopes at Atami are available for all researchers and tenants, and can collect high resolution, high quality images.   Images can be stored digitally with the Amscope camera and software systems.  


  • Imaging of wafers, slides and 3D objects
  • Image capture and feature measurement

Specifications and Features

  • Stereomiscopy and low mag, large field of view imaging
  • High resolution optical imaging with lenses ranging from 2.5x to 100X (0.9 NA)
  • Epi-fluouresence imaging using the Leica Hg-arc lamp and beam splitter cubes (in development)
  • Darkfield and brightfield imaging on all three systems.
Leica DMR

The Leica DMR is a high performance, reflected light optical microscope with both Hg-arc and halogen lamp sources.   Lenses from 5x to 50x with brightfield and darkfield imaging.   In development is uses of appropriate filter blocks for epi-fluourescence imaging.   This is a powerful analytical technique to identify various organic materials.

Leica Wild M3Z Stereomicroscope

An incredibly useful tool for quickly checking parts quality, with stereo imaging through the eypieces, and the abiity to capture 2D images with Amscope camera.  Light sources include a ring light for top lighting and a fiber-optic illuminator for custom and darkfield imaging.

Zeiss Axitotron

The Axiotron is an outstanding microscope previously used in high volume semiconductor manufacturing factories.   Very bright images, excellent control of depth of focus and adjustable apertures facilitate a wide mix of images that can be captured by the Amscope camera.

Amscope MU300 Cameras and Software

The Amscope MU300 cameras are used to capture digital images from all three optical microscopes.   The powerful software can be used for dimensional measurement, image stitching and image processing.