The world’s fastest camera – light practically stands still

Lund University has demonstrated the world’s fastest camera, which can film at a rate equivalent to five trillion images per second.

“This is faster than has previously been possible,” said the university.

The camera will be able to capture incredibly-rapid processes in chemistry, physics, biology, and biomedicine that so far have not been caught on film, it stated.

To show off the capabilities of the camera, researchers used it to film light travelling over a distance equal to the thickness of a sheet of paper.

“In reality, it only takes a picosecond, but on film the process has been slowed down by a trillion times.”

“Currently, high-speed cameras capture images one by one in a sequence. The new technology is based on an innovative algorithm, and instead captures several coded images in one picture. It then sorts them into a video sequence afterwards.”

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The world’s fastest camera – light practically stands still