1 Trillion FPS. Photographing Light Itself

Science is amazing. Scientists look at the world around us, and try to understand it in increasing detail every time.

Seeing Light Itself

Who would ever have thought that we’d be able to see how light travels through our world? Yet here’s a video of a pulse of laser light travelling and dispersing through a bottle.

Ramesh Raskar from MIT’s media lab talks about how they capture the movement of a single ray of light – by capturing data at the rate of 1 Trillion frames per second (Femto-Photography) – and how they’ve been able to look around corners (in 3D!).

Photographing light itself: Femto Photography.

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Published: September 12, 2012 | Last Updated: July 2, 2021

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