Angular resolution (by a microscope)

Description

The resolution R (here measured as a distance, not to be confused with the angular resolution of a previous subsection) depends on the angular aperture alpha.

Related formulas

Variables

RAngular resolution (dimensionless)
λWavelength of the of light illuminating or emanating from (in the case of fluorescence microscopy) the sample [m] (dimensionless)
NAcondenser Numerical aperture of the condenser (dimensionless)
NAobjective Numerical aperture of the objective (dimensionless)