07620309 is referenced by 108 patents and cites 13 patents.

One embodiment of the present invention provides a plenoptic camera which captures information about the direction distribution of light rays entering the camera. Like a conventional camera, this plenoptic camera includes a main lens which receives light from objects in an object field and directs the received light onto an image plane of the camera. It also includes a photodetector array located at the image plane of the camera, which captures the received light to produce an image. However, unlike a conventional camera, the plenoptic camera additionally includes an array of optical elements located between the object field and the main lens. Each optical element in this array receives light from the object field from a different angle than the other optical elements in the array, and consequently directs a different view of the object field into the main lens. In this way, the photodetector array receives a different view of the object field from each optical element in the array.

Title
Plenoptic camera
Application Number
11/398403
Publication Number
7620309 (B2)
Application Date
April 4, 2006
Publication Date
November 17, 2009
Inventor
Todor G Georgiev
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Agent
Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel P C
Robert C Kowert
Assignee
Adobe Systems Incorporated
CA, US
IPC
G02B 13/10
G03B 13/00
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