World’s Fastest Camera Shoots 10 Trillion Frames Per Second
Technology is moving forward at the speed of light, literally. The latest innovation called the T-CUP, is the world’s fastest camera, records upto 10 Trillion frames per second. This means that it can record events in super slow mo, freezing time in the process. What is more, it even records light in slow mo, allowing you to view light, as it moves forward.
What It Packs
A group of researchers at the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) in Canada have developed this technology. It uses lasers which produce ultrashort pulses in the femtosecond range, which is 10-15 seconds. This frame is far too short for human beings to visualise. This allows for microscopic analysis of dynamic phenomena in biology and physics. The breakthrough is sure to ensure some interesting finds. For example, a laser-engraved glass can tolerate a single lens pulse , which leaves less than a picosecond (10-12) which makes the entire process very difficult to capture. With this new camera, scientists and researches can capture, observe and make deductions based on the footage.
The setup uses more than a single camera. It uses a femtosecond stream camera and a camera that acquires a static image. Combining these two images together, they then use a Radon transformation to obtain high-quality images. In simple language, what all this does is enable them to record it in high-quality, without losing the possibility of a clear image. The T-CUP will power an entire generation of microscopes which will change the way researches work. It makes it possible to analyse interactions between light and matter at an unparalleled temporal resolution.
The T-CUP ultra fast camera has already been used as a part of many experiments and broke records the first time it was used. It is exciting to see what new innovations will brought with the help of this camera.