Saturday, February 23, 2013

JHU Mark Foster Develops 100Mfps Continuously Recording Camera

Mark Foster, an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Johns Hopkins’ Whiting School of Engineering has developed a system that can continuously record images at a rate of more than 100 million frames per second and has been awarded the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, a five-year, $400,000 grant. The resolution of the camera is not stated.

Foster, who came to Johns Hopkins in 2010, works in the area of non-linear optics and ultra-faster lasers – measuring phenomena that occur in femtoseconds. "With this project, we hope to create the fastest video device ever created," he explained.

Unfortunately, Mark Foster's home page has no explanation on how the new camera works. His publications page mostly links to high-speed optical communication papers, rather than imaging.

In the In the Ultrafast and Nonlinear Optics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins,
Mark Foster uses infrared light in his development of a high-speed
imaging system that will enable researchers to continuously record images
at more than 100 million frames per second.

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