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Homework Help: Estimating the depth resolution of confocal microscope.

  1. Dec 2, 2015 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data


    2. Relevant equations
    Resolution lateral = 1.2λ f/d

    3. The attempt at a solution

    R lens 1 = 1.2(750nm) (1/5) = 180nm

    R lens 2 = 1.2(750nm) (3/5) = 540nm

    However these are laterial resolutions.
    If it possible to find the depth resolution from this or am I missing a formula?

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  3. Dec 7, 2015 #2
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