First Light Fusion has invested in a Specialised Imaging SIMX16 ultra high-speed framing camera to study and develop its alternative approach to inertial confinement fusion based upon an aspherical cavity collapse process.
Founded in 2011 as a spin-out from the University of Oxford (UK) - First Light Fusion is developing a novel process for achieving practical and affordable fusion energy. It is predicted that global energy demand will increase by 50% by 2030 thus research and development to create working fusion reactors is taking on increasing importance. First Light has discovered new implosion processes that can achieve the high temperatures and compression necessary for fusion reactions and other valuable applications. The company’s approach has the potential to dramatically shorten the timescale and cost of achieving practical and affordable fusion energy.
Capable of capturing up to 32 images at 1 billion frames per second - Specialised Imaging SIM ultra high-speed framing cameras are able to capture visual data from even the most fleeting of phenomena. Unique technology enables SIM ultra high-speed framing cameras to simultaneously capture images on different selected channels. Unlike traditional ultra fast framing cameras the optical design of SIM cameras provide the choice of up to 16 separate optical channels without comprising performance or image quality.