22 June 1999 Femtosecond photography lessons
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Proceedings Volume 3516, 23rd International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics; (1999) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.350489
Event: Twenty-Third International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics, 1998, Moscow, Russian Federation
Abstract
Antic scientists, sailors, warriors, physician, etc. were perceiving the space by means of their eye vision system. Nowadays the same people use eyeglasses, telescopes, microscopes, image converters. All these devices fit the necessary magnification, intensification gain and image spectrum to the eyes. The human brain is processing the image data offered to him in a format pertaining to eyes. Hence, the cognition of images can be regarded as a direct measurement. As to the time scale converters, they turned out to be harder done as compared with the spatial scale converters. Hence, the development of the high-speed photography (HSP) continues for more than a hundred and fifty years. The recent pico- femtosecond HSP branch sprang up in 1949 at the Kurchatov Institute -- its cradle. All about the HSP had been advertised. Instead of reprinting what is already well known, it makes sense to emphasize some instructive lessons drawn from past experience. Also it is tempting to look a bit into the high-speed photography future.
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S. D. Fanchenko, S. D. Fanchenko, "Femtosecond photography lessons", Proc. SPIE 3516, 23rd International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics, (22 June 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.350489; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.350489
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