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The radius of the disc is determined by the NA; thus, the resolving power of an objective lens can be evaluated by measuring the size of the Airy disc. The image of the diffraction pattern can be represented as an intensity distribution as shown in Fig. 10. The bright central portion of the Airy disc and concentric rings of light correspond to intensity peaks in the distribution. In a perfect lens with no spherical aberration the diffraction pattern at the paraxial (perfect) focal point is both symmetrical and periodic in the lateral and axial planes.
The widely popular phase-contrast technique (as illustrated in Fig.
The absorption of photons is a quantum mechanical event and thus the number of photons absorbed varies according to a Poisson distribution. The accuracy of determinations of the number of photons absorbed by a particular pixel is fundamentally restrained by this inherent statistical error. This uncertainty is referred to as Poisson, statistical, or shot noise and is given by the square root of the signal or average number of photoelectrons detected. In a low-light fluorescence application the mean value of the brightest pixels might be as low as 16 photons.