Application Note

Shadowgraphy Imaging Technique

Source: Photron, Inc.

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Using the backlight/shadowgraphy imaging technique can provide high contrast object images for a better understanding of an object's shape or size. This technique shines a light towards a camera in order to create a white image. An object is then passed between the light source and the camera which creates a dark area on the image, or a shadow. This application note looks further into this imaging method, and walks through its optical setup and its application uses.