For the first time in history, scientists have captured footage of a laser beam’s flight path using an ultra-high-speed camera capable of detecting single particles of light. Scottish researchers recorded 2-million laser pulses over a 10 minute period, as individual photons collided with the air. Normally, scientists can only see light when it reflects off other objects, or when smoke gas is blown over it. Continue reading for the video and more information.
“Scientists hope that being able to record photons more accurately will help with research into tools such as spy cameras that can see around corners. Currently it takes around an hour to acquire an image around a corner, but technology such as this could allow a system to do it within minutes,” according to The Daily Mail.