4.4 trillions frames a second – world’s fastest camera

4.4 trillions frames a second – world’s fastest camera

STAMP camera

© University of Tokyo 2014

The researchers from Keio University and the University of Tokyo have developed a camera, the STAMP (Sequentially Time All-optical Mapping Photography) that can record 4.4 trillion frames per second, 1000 times faster than previous cameras. This technology will allow scientists to capture new images of intense chemical reactions, that they named “motion picture femto-photography”.

What diverges from the previous principles, which require repetitive measurements for image construction and where therefore more difficult to reproduce events, STAMP captures a motion-picture that performs single-shot burst image acquisitions. The output image resolution is 450 x 450 pixels.

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