Femto Photography

If, like me, you subscribe to TEDTalks (well worth doing by the way) then you may have already seen this but if not, then I’d like to introduce you to the concept of Femto Photography.

Femto Photography is a new type of imaging so fast that it takes one trillion frames per second (“1” followed by 12 zeros!).  That’s fast enough to show light itself in motion.  Yes, a wave that travels at almost 300m/s is slowed right down so we can see how it interacts with the world around us.

Stunning stuff and expertly explained and demonstrated for non-physicists like myself to simply understand.

Presenter Ramesh Raskar hopes that one day “this technology may someday be used to build cameras that can look ‘around’ corners or see inside the body without X-rays”.  Technology is rather incredible, isn’t it!


2 Responses to “Femto Photography”

  1. 1 Major June 19, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    Yes! Finally something about Photography As A Hobby.

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