Ultrafast Imaging Captures Fleeting Phenomena

Patricia Daukantas

Keisuke Goda, Kevin Tsia and Bahram Jalali of the University of California at Los Angeles (U.S.A.) built an entirely new kind of camera based on optical image amplification and used it to collect more than 6 million images per second.


Scatterings imageResearchers have developed a novel, continuously running camera that captures images roughly a thousand times faster than any existing conventional camera.

Conventional semiconductor-based imagers such as CCDs cannot record certain fast dynamical processes due to technical limitations. A new camera that operates continuously can capture events that take place over the span of a few hundred nanoseconds.

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