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Streak / Framing Camera Provides Unique Insight into Nano Events

Researchers on several projects have successfully used Specialised Imaging Simultaneous Multichannel Framing Camera and Streak Camera Systems to provide unique insights into an ultra-fast events.

Specialised Imaging ultra-fast camera systems offer scientists involved in electrical discharge, biomedical and energetic events research the potential to simultaneously record framing images and streak images.

Ultra-fast imaging and simultaneous streak image capture offers a unique insight into transient events that cannot be achieved with single-point measurements. Ultra-fast framing images show extremely detailed two-dimensional spatial information about the event, whereas the streak image is a continuous one-dimensional record with picosecond temporal resolution. When combined these images provide a unique visualisation of transient nanosecond timescale events.

Specialised Imaging’s system enables researchers to couple a streak camera directly into the same optical path used in their SIM ultra-fast framing cameras. This innovation allows for the capture of framing and streak data on the same event using the same optical path for direct correlation of 2D and streak image data. The combination streak and framing camera has allowed researchers to attain higher performance levels using dual camera systems with different optical inputs. Benefiting from using a common optical input and dedicated output window, the Specialised Imaging Simultaneous Multichannel Framing Camera and Streak Camera system drastically simplifies optical set up and eliminates perspective distortion (parallax errors). Beneficially, the set-up also allows use of an existing streak camera which can still be used independently.

Capable of capturing data at 1 billion frames per second, the SIM range of ultra-fast framing cameras offer the ultimate in ultra-high-speed imaging performance to scientists and engineers across all disciplines. The proprietary optical design of SIM cameras offers up to 32 images without compromising shading, or parallax. High resolution intensified CCD sensors controlled by state-of-the-art electronics provide almost infinite control over gain and exposure to allow researchers the flexibility to capture even the most difficult phenomena. In addition to enabling simultaneous streak and framing experiments, the optical port on the SIM camera can be used to couple high-speed video cameras for longer record durations, or to integrate a mass spectrometer for hyperspectral

Case Study

Researchers at the University of Michigan used a Specialised Imaging Simultaneous Multichannel Framing Camera and Streak Camera System to capture images of bursting microscopic droplets releasing the fluid within by focused ultrasound, and ultimately understand how this process can safely and effectively be applied to the delivery of drugs within the body.

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Application Note

Ultra-high Speed Framing and Streak Camera Imaging of C4 Explosive

The University of Rhode Island used a Specialised Imaging Simultaneous Multichannel Framing Camera and Streak Camera System in research to quantify the shock speed and qualify the axisymmetric detonation development of a C4 booster test piece.

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