LightShift™ by Surface Optics is the first commercial multimodal snapshot spectral and polarization imager with video-rate acquisition and processing.
Simultaneously capture spectral, light field and polarization information for every pixel.
Acquires datacubes in a single integration, making it ideal for dynamic scene applications. Captures AND processes the spectral dataset in real-time.
Choose 16 bandpass filters or polarizers specific to your application's region of interest.
P E R F O R M A N C E
Data Cube Collection Rate (fps)
Pixel Pitch (μm)
400 - 1000
512 x 512
7.4 (Spectral); 29.6 (Spatial)
L E N S
Lens Focal Length
E N V I R O N M E N T A L
3.17kg (7 lbs)
11.43 cm x 13.97 cm x 25.4 cm
(4.5 in. x 5.5 in. x 10 in.)
12 VDC; < 12W
LightShift in Action
Marine Biological Laboratory
Roger Hanlon is a senior scientist at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Hanlon’s lab has published over 200 scientific papers on cephalopods and his research has been featured in The Atlantic, ScienceFriday and the New York Times.
Hanlon was one of the first researchers to take a LightShift prototype into the field and led a research expedition to Indonesia to capture underwater multispectral video of octopus and cuttlefish camouflage in action.