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Oct 17, 2020

Ultra-Speed Caltech Camera Films Light Moving Through Space in 3D

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A very high speed camera.


Wang’s newest camera called, which has the wordy moniker “single-shot stereo-polarimetric compressed ultrafast photography” (SP-CUP), builds on previous iterations that were capable of shooting at even faster rates, some of them capable of shooting up to 70 trillion frames per second.

But what the new Caltech camera brings to the table is its ability to perceive the world more like humans can. The human eye’s depth perception relies on there being two of them — and the new rig can pull off the same stereoscopic trick.

“The camera is stereo now,” Wang said in a statement. “We have one lens, but it functions as two halves that provide two views with an offset. Two channels mimic our eyes.”

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