Brightfield imaging is the simplest light microscopy technique, where usually white light is either transmitted through (biological science) or reflected by (material science) the sample. Köhler illumination settings make sure that there is an uniform illumination intensity at the sample plane.
In a widefield microscope, equipped with a color camera, it is possible to visualize a biological sample labeled with histological stains, e.g. Hematoxylin and Eosin. At the CCI there are color cameras at the AxioObserver microscope and at the PALM Microbeam LMD system.
On all confocal microscope systems there is a detector in the transmission beam path, in addition to the detectors for fluorescence detection in the reflection beam path, which allows for brightfield imaging using any of the lasers.