Trillion frames per second camera

Brogan

🦶 Leg end
Staff Member
This is amazing.

This "camera" records so many "frames" a second, it can show a light pulse entering a bottle.

One showed a pulse of light, less than a millimetre long, travelling through a soft drink bottle at a rate of half a millimetre per frame.

Another showed different wavelengths of light rippling over the surface of a tomato and the table it was sitting on.

light-pulse-entering-bottle.jpg


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-16163931
 

FB

Not my cup of cake
Valued Member
Hasn't this been done before? I seem to recall years ago there were open shutter cameras which used strobe lights to to get more FPS than was possible using a mecahincal shutter system.

None the less, very clever.
 

Josephiah

Podium Finisher
Hasn't this been done before? I seem to recall years ago there were open shutter cameras which used strobe lights to to get more FPS than was possible using a mecahincal shutter system.
Would that mean you could only film in a darkened room?
 

gethinceri

Lance Stroll Fan. Alfa Romeo Fan.
Contributor
Most of those shown on the Penguin's Lab link must've been taken on a dark night.

Take as much time as you like.........
 
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