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          Fluorescence microscopes

          Also known as wide-field fluorescence or epifluorescence microscopes, these systems are designed for imaging targets that react to certain wavelengths of light. This microscope generally use a high-pressure mercury or xenon lamp as the light source , an excitation and absorption filter, and dichroic mirror for providing the appropriate wavelength of light to be emitted and received. The incident radiation used to induce fluorescence is always at a higher wavelength than the emission wavelength of the object/specimen.