A device with minimum count is the most suitable to measure length.
Least count of vernier callipers
= 1 standard division (SD) – 1 vernier division (VD)
1 - 9/10 = 1/10 = 0.01 cm
Least count of screw gauge =
Pitch/Number of division = 1/1000 = 0.001 cm
Least count of an optical device = Wavelength of light ∼ 10–5 cm
= 0.00001 cm
Hence, it can be inferred that an optical instrument is the most suitable device to measure length.