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Ultrafast imaging takes on a new design

An imaging technique has been developed that can record non-repetitive ultrafast phenomena without strobe or flash illumination. The approach could find applications in biomedicine and security technologies. See Letter p.74

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Figure 1: Fast cameras over time.


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Pogue, B. Ultrafast imaging takes on a new design. Nature 516, 46–47 (2014).

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