Laser pulse shooting through a bottle and visualized at a trillion FPS

We have built an imaging solution that allows us to visualize propagation of light at an effective rate of one trillion frames per second. Direct recording o...

Comment by Rocky john on December 15, 2011 at 11:47pm

Did you ever think you would see light slowed to a crawl?

Comment by archaeopteryx on August 10, 2013 at 11:09am

Not doubting, but what could possibly generate a trillion frames per second?

Comment by H3xx on August 10, 2013 at 11:16am

s@Archie A Beowulf cluster of super computers hooked up to an array of organic photo receptive diodes and a superfine diamond focusing lense. Just a guess.

Comment by archaeopteryx on August 10, 2013 at 11:50am

Well, that would certainly be MY first choice, he said, hiding the Polaroid behind his back --

Comment by H3xx on August 10, 2013 at 12:57pm
Lol.
Comment by Pope Beanie on August 10, 2013 at 10:01pm

It's real. I've seen other videos presented by the inventor that show more clearly wave reflections and interference patterns, but can't remember where I saw them.

This one clearly demonstrates difference in light speeds in water and air. Watch the light that's come out to the the table travel ahead of the pulse in the water.

Comment by Pope Beanie on August 10, 2013 at 11:55pm

I remembered the name: Femto-photography

Here it is at MIT.

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