WASHINGTON: The world’s fastest camera has been designed in a bid to capture a whopping 70 trillion frames in a second.
The special camera has been designed by the researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). The camera could record slow motion with a little under 1000 frames per second while the commercial cameras can only top a few thousand frames per second.
The camera has been developed using compressed ultrafast spectral photography (CUSP) that functions by sending out extremely short pulses of laser light. Hence, the underlying mechanism is quite different from traditional cameras.
In this regard, the researchers at the Caltech explained that the camera works by splitting laser pulses into even shorter flashes.
“Every pulse is supposed to strike a specific specialized camera sensor. This process happens 70 trillion times a second which means, each laser pulse lasts for just one femtosecond (one quadrillionth of a second),” the researchers added.
This latest technology is a huge discovery in the world of optics as 70 trillion frames are fast enough to capture light waves in motion.