Digital Holographic Microscopy has two major advantages. In rare samples (e.g., drinking water), it can scan volumes up to 1000 times larger with a single snapshot than conventional microscopes. On the other hand, it is sufficient to run the sample in a transparent cell in front of the microscope, i.e. it does not require sample preparation. Thus, many tasks e.g. continuous automated monitoring of drinking water, food, industrial liquids, natural waters is possible with this device.
SZTAKI currently has 3 digital holographic microscopes with different resolutions and spectral properties.
Microscopes can be used in environmental and industrial applications.
In the field of environmental protection, the monitoring of our natural waters and the wastewater entering them can be automated with this technology.
In the industrial field, the food industry, the cosmetics industry, the chemical industry, the manufacturing industry and various biotechnologies can use the automated microscopic examinations provided by these devices.