Vibration isolation is the process of isolating a system, equipment, or instrument from vibrations that can negatively affect its performance or accuracy. In scientific and industrial applications, vibrations can cause measurement errors, degradation of image quality, or damage to delicate equipment. Vibration isolation systems are designed to reduce or eliminate these effects by decoupling the system from external vibrations. There are several types of vibration isolation systems available, including passive and active isolation systems. Passive systems use mechanical elements such as springs or elastomers to dampen the vibrations, while active systems use sensors and actuators to actively counteract the vibrations. Vibration isolation is used in a wide range of applications, including in microscopy, metrology, semiconductor manufacturing, aerospace, and medical devices. A common example of a vibration isolation system is an optical table used in microscopy, which is designed to minimize vibrations and provide a stable platform for high-precision measurements.