Microobjective is one of the main and most principal functional units of the microscope. A variety of methods and techniques work for the microscope determines demand for a wide range of lenses with different magnifications and numerical apertures, working in different wavelengths, different aberration correction, profiles and other characteristics. Due to the current theory of image creation in microscope, the presence of computer programs for calculating and optimizing optical system design, as well as a wide range of optical materials and media, sources and detectors of optical radiation can be developed microobjective with necessary quality indicators for various conditions of their work. Currently, the development of new systems of microobjectives is the way of increasing information content of optical systems. This is achieved through the expansion and improvement of their basic optical properties, as well as the quality of generated images. Simultaneously, work is underway to develop a rational design of microobjective and improved technology for their manufacture, assembly and inspection. This article discusses aspects of the unification of optical and mechanical parts of the parts of microobjectives.

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