Snapshot hyperspectral imaging captures a full hyperspectral cube in a single shot. This method is fast and effective for dynamic scenes.
Snapshot cameras are used by scientists and engineers to spectrally inspect samples by rapidly acquiring selected spectral and spatial data from a field of view at video rates. In Snapshot cameras, the Fabry-Perot band-pass spectral filters are deposited on the image sensors in a 3×3, 4×4 or 5×5 mosaic pattern in a manner that is conceptually similar to that of the familiar RGB Bayer pattern.
Snapshot cameras generate spectral and spatial data at video rates, capturing the image circle that is projected by the lens or microscope optics onto the focal plane. Pixel values are read out and can now be rearranged with each λ plane along the z-axis representing the spatially sampled (x,y) intensity values measured for a particular wavelength.
Snapshot cameras are ideal for applications requiring high-speed imaging, like conveyor belt sorting or real-time monitoring.
Snapshot selection table
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