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Standardizing the resolution claims for coherent microscopy

The definition and reporting of spatial resolution for coherent imaging methods varies widely in the imaging community. We advocate the use of a standard spoke-pattern imaging target and the mandatory inclusion of information about underlying a priori assumptions.

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Figure 1: The 'Siemens star' target for characterizing resolution in a coherent microscope.
Figure 2: Simulated example of a resolution report with the Siemens star for a coherent microscope.


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Horstmeyer, R., Heintzmann, R., Popescu, G. et al. Standardizing the resolution claims for coherent microscopy. Nature Photon 10, 68–71 (2016).

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