Smartphone vs. Traditional Microscope: Polarized Light (image) The Optical Society Share Print E-Mail Caption These are images of a sugar crystal taken through polarized light filters. Left: traditional microscope. Right: cell phone microscope. Credit Z. J. Smith, K. Chu, A. R. Espenson, M. Rahimzadeh, A. Gryshuk, M. Molinaro, D. M. Dwyre, S. Lane, D. Matthews, S. Wachsmann-Hogiu. Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.