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B Color Dependence of Angular Resolution

  1. Jan 30, 2017 #1
    Since, under rayleigh's criterion, the angular resolution is dependent on the wavelength of light, wouldn't blue light be more sharply focused by our eyes?
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  3. Jan 30, 2017 #2

    Andy Resnick

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    It would, except for aberrations. Your eye (mostly the vitreous humor) has considerable chromatic aberration:


    1.8D corresponds to about 3% of the optical power.
  4. Jan 31, 2017 #3


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