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Scientists from NUST MISIS Technological Initiative Center are developing a prototype of an infrared photon video detector. The camera, believed to be the first of its kind, will have applications in secure communications including satellite, quantum computing, and diagnostic medicine. The Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation is carrying out the work, via contract.
Image of a photon being scaled through special patterns. Courtesy of Sergey Gnuskov/NUST MISIS.
The researchers are specifically eyeing the creation of a 1000-pixel single-photon video detector capable of detecting particles and that can obtain an image in near-complete darkness. With 8 pixels currently in place, the researchers said they are able to…