Definitions

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  • adjective optics Of or relating to all the light, travelling in every direction in a given space.

Etymologies

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Coined circa 1991, Latin plenus ("full") + optic.

Examples

  • Whispers about Lytro's super steal plenoptic camera have been ramping up as the device heads into production, and today the company is finally unveiling its game-changing digital camera.

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  • Light-field photography--and the related concept of a plenoptic camera--is a complicated concept involving an array of small images rather than one large one.

    CNET News.com

  • His plenoptic lens is actually an array of thousands of micro-lenses carved into a silicon wafer.

    BusinessWeek.com -- Top News

  • His plenoptic lens is actually an array of thousands of micro-lenses carved into a silicon wafer.

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  • Working with Andrew Lumsdaine, a computer scientist at Indiana University, he has built specialized software to interpret plenoptic photos and enable after-the-fact alterations.

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  • He then started tinkering with plenoptic lenses at home in his garage, and eventually persuaded

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  • As a senior research scientist with the company's Photoshop Group, Georgiev is experimenting with plenoptic lenses.

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  • He then started tinkering with plenoptic lenses at home in his garage, and eventually persuaded

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  • Adobe shows off plenoptic lenses that let you refocus an image after it's taken (video)

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  • Working with Andrew Lumsdaine, a computer scientist at Indiana University, he has built specialized software to interpret plenoptic photos and enable after-the-fact alterations.

    BusinessWeek.com -- Top News

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