New ultra-fast camera takes 70 trillion shots per second
Scientists have developed an ultra-fast camera that can take 70 trillion frames in one second, which allows you to capture even the blurred movement of individual waves of light and the fluorescent decay of molecules.
This unit employs an advanced super-fast shooting method. A team of researchers at the California Institute of Technology calls the new imaging technique ultra-high-speed spectral photography (CUSP).
The device consists of a laser emitting extremely short pulses, optics and a special type of camera. The optics breaks down individual femtosecond pulses of laser light into a series of even shorter signals, each of which is capable of creating an image in the camera.
According to the developers, this technology can stimulate the development of new directions of research in fundamental physics. and biology, and promote the miniaturization of next-generation semiconductor equipment. So fast the camera is able to capture such elusive phenomena as ultra-short propagation of light and waves, fusion of nuclei, the movement of individual photons in biological tissues and the decay of molecules.
The previous record for ultrafast shooting was set by the same team of scientists, and was 10 trillion frames per second..
text: Ilya Bauer, photo: needpix