Scientists Shoot Motion Pictures Of Light Itself
At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, scientists are using “a lot of electronics moving really fast” to capture light itself on film.
The technology grew out of a whimsical attempt to design a camera that could take photographs around corners. The motion of laser light is captured as it moves through a bottle of milky substance, strikes the lid of the bottle and refracts back into the bottle.
According to the article at the New York Times link above, ”To create a movie of the event, the researchers record about 500 frames in just under a nanosecond, or a billionth of a second.”