When the upper limit of magnifier magnification is reached (about 25x), the system known as the microscope is considered. The microscope contains two basic optical components - the objective lens and the eyepiece. Each of these has its own magnification factor and the total microscope magnification is the product of the objective lens magnification and the eyepiece magnification.
For this design example we will be designing a microscope with a total magnification of 100x. This particular configuration will use a 10x objective lens, working with a 10x eyepiece. The initial step in the design procedure will be to establish basic system specifications along with a thin lens system layout.
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