Angular resolution (by a microscope)


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


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)