The world’s first commercial light field snapshot spectral camera – LightShift™ – released by Surface Optics Corporation
Surface Optics Corporation has announced the release of LightShift™, the world’s first commercial light field snapshot spectral imaging system. Based on Surface Optics Corporation’s patented, plenoptic spectral imaging design, LightShift instantaneously collects spectral, polarization, and light field data at every pixel. LightShift’s multimodal datasets are captured and processed at video rates (28 fps), opening the door to spectral imaging for countless applications concerned with dynamic or time-sensitive environments.
“LightShift is the successor to line-scanning hyperspectral cameras because it images only those spectral wavelengths relevant to the customer’s application,” said Jonathan Dummer, CEO of Surface Optics Corporation. “Selecting feature wavelengths achieves higher accuracy, faster, than using the full spectra. LightShift’s pioneering opto-mechanical design also provides for the capture of polarization and light field information. This important information is not provided by other spectral imaging systems and can increase classification accuracy when combined with multispectral data. Compact, solid-state and operating at video-rates, LightShift is the ideal platform for researchers seeking to mature a spectral imaging solution for commercial or industrial applications.”