Optical unit

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Template:Expert-subject {{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Refimprove |date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Message box|ambox}} }} The Optical Unit is a dimensionless units of length used in optical microscopy. Because every diffraction limited system have their resolution proportional to wavelength / NA, it is convenient for comparison to use this unit. There are actually 2 units, one "axial" (along the optical axis of the objective) and one "radial".

Equation

where :

Note : = numerical aperture

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