Become a fan of Slashdot on Facebook

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
What's the story with these ads on Slashdot? Check out our new blog post to find out. ×
Science

Submission + - Trillion-frame-per-second Camera Captures Propagat->

gentryx writes: "MIT has published a story on how the fastest camera on earth can capture a trillion frames per second, making it possible to trace for instance how a laser pulse moves through a bootle (more footage here). Ramesh Raskar, one of its inventors, also calls it the world's slowest camera, since the actual capture of the image sequences takes hours. The reason for this is that the camera doesn't take 2d pictures, but just 1d streaks — at a very high framerate. To obtain a 2d movie, the camera has to film the same experiment over and over again, tilted at different angles. However, in its intended use-case the camera only has to take 1d frames anyway: it is meant to study light absorption of molecules."
Link to Original Source
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Trillion-frame-per-second Camera Captures Propagat

Comments Filter:

"Old age and treachery will beat youth and skill every time." -- a coffee cup

Working...