The ECLIPSE LV100N POL and Ci-POL series of polarising microscopes is used to study the birefringent properties of anisotropic specimens by observing image contrast and colour changes. Nikon offers systems for both quantitative and qualitative study.

All Applications from Research to Routine are Addressed

Superb Nikon CFI60-POL optics provide excellent images to eyepieces and to Nikon’s digital cameras.
LV100N POL enables a range of studies from conoscopy to orthoscopy using a full range of dedicated accessories.
Ci-POL enables a range of studies on a compact microscope.


These instruments feature episcopic and diascopic illumination for mineralogical study of gross or thin sections. Optically active materials may be studied for composition and distribution analysis.

Nikon CFI60-POL Objective Lens Series

Nikon’s innovative, strain free, long working distance, high NA, eco-glass component POL objectives deliver clear, high contrast images to the observer and digital camera.

Product Highlights

Diascopic and Episcopic Illumination

Episcopic studies are possible with the LV-UEPI-N illuminator. The 12V-50W lamphouse is used for diascopic and episcopic illumination. Switching illumination, epi to dia, is a simple operation.

Full Range of Optical Accessories

A comprehensive range of accessories for quantitative analysis is provided by Berek, Senarmont and Quartz wedge compensators, supported by a vernier scale mechanical stage.

30mm Long Focus Stroke

LV100N POL and Ci-POL stands accept tall, gross samples due to the extra-long 30mm focus range, exceeding the normal range of diascopic microscope models.

Core Features

Upright POL Microscopes

NIS Elements

Digital Sight Series

Main Body - Optical SystemCFI60 infinity
Main Body - Illumination12V-50W halogen lamp; 12V-50W DC transformer built-in;
Diascopic/Episcopic illumination changeover switch;
Fly-eye lens; NCB11, ND8 filters built-in;
12V-100W type optional (requires external power supply)
6V-30W halogen lamp; 6V-30W transformer built-in; ND8, ND4 filters built-in
Main Body - FocusingCoaxial coarse/fine focus knob; Focus stroke: 30mm; Coarse: 14mm per rotation; Fine: 0.1mm; Minimum reading: in 1µm incrementsCoaxial coarse/fine focus knob
Focus stroke: 30mm
Coarse: 9.33mm per rotation
Fine: 0.1mm
Minimum reading: in 1µm increments
Eyepiece10x (F.O.V. 22mm)
Eyepiece TubeP-TT3 Trinocular Tube for polarizing microscopy; P-TB2 Binocular Tube for polarizing microscopy
Intermediate TubeBuilt-in focusable Bertrand lens removable from optical path; Switchable Conoscopic/Orthoscopic observations; Analyzer built-in; Plate/compensator slot
Analyzer360° rotary dial; Minimum reading angle 0.1°
NosepieceCentering quintuple nosepiece (detachable); DIN slot
StageTop-grade dedicated circular graduated stage.
Rotatable 360° horizontally; can be fixed at a specific position.
Graduated 360° (in 1° increments); Click stops each 45°.
Attachable mechanical stage: 35 x 25mm travel; vernier 0,1mm
Ball bearing rotary stage
Rotatable 360° horizontally
Can be fixed at a specific position
Graduated 360° (in 1° increments)
Rotation clamp equipped
Attachable mechanical stage: 35 x 25 mm travel
Vernier 0.1mm
CondenserDedicated strain-free swing-out type; P Achromat N.A. 0,9
PolarizerFixed to the bottom of the condenser holder; with Scale markingsNo scale markings
ObjectivesCFI P Achromat 4x, 10x, 20x, 40x, 100x
CFI LU Plan Fluor Epi P 5x, 10x, 20x, 50x,100x
CFI P Achromat 4x, 10x, 20x, 40x, 100x
CFI TU Plan Fluor Epi P 5x, 10, 20x, 50x, 100x
Episcopic IlluminatorLV-UEPI Universal Epi-illuminator accommodates a 12V-50W illumination transformerLV-UEPI-N Universal Epi Illuminator
Requires an external power supply
CompensatorsP-CL Standard 1/4 λ & tint plate, quartz wedge or Senarmont compensator can be inserted into intermediate tube slotStandard 1/4 Lambda and tint plate, quartz wedge or Sernamont compensator can be inserted into intermediate tube slot
Power Consumption1,2A/75W0.8A/38W
WeightApprox. 17kg (standard trinocular set)Approx. 14kg (standard binocular set)

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