Imaging at a trillion frames per second | Ramesh Raskar
Ultra-fast imaging specialists at Caltech have developed a camera that can capture 10 trillion frames per second in real time. With its help, you can even see the slow motion of light..
The engineers achieved this precision with a previously developed femtosecond camera. However, it did not allow obtaining images of the required quality, so the scientists added another camera that takes static images. This combination allowed them to use the latest imaging and measurement techniques to capture high-quality up to ten trillion frames per second. The device was named T-CUP.
To date, Caltech’s invention has set a new world record for real-time shooting speed, twice the speed of the Swedes. Such a leap allows scientists to reach a new level of research in the field of biomedicine, metallurgy and even study the interaction between light and matter in high temporal resolution. Engineers hope that their device will help discover many secrets of nature that have not been previously confirmed or even unknown..
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text: Ivan Malichenko, photo: Unsplash, Caltech