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Title: Volumetric calibration of a plenoptic camera

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Journal Article: Publisher's Accepted Manuscript
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Applied Optics
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Journal Volume: 57; Journal Issue: 4; Related Information: CHORUS Timestamp: 2018-01-30 12:18:30; Journal ID: ISSN 1559-128X
Optical Society of America
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United States

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Hall, Elise Munz, Fahringer, Timothy W., Guildenbecher, Daniel R., and Thurow, Brian S.. Volumetric calibration of a plenoptic camera. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1364/AO.57.000914.
Hall, Elise Munz, Fahringer, Timothy W., Guildenbecher, Daniel R., & Thurow, Brian S.. Volumetric calibration of a plenoptic camera. United States. doi:10.1364/AO.57.000914.
Hall, Elise Munz, Fahringer, Timothy W., Guildenbecher, Daniel R., and Thurow, Brian S.. 2018. "Volumetric calibration of a plenoptic camera". United States. doi:10.1364/AO.57.000914.
title = {Volumetric calibration of a plenoptic camera},
author = {Hall, Elise Munz and Fahringer, Timothy W. and Guildenbecher, Daniel R. and Thurow, Brian S.},
abstractNote = {},
doi = {10.1364/AO.57.000914},
journal = {Applied Optics},
number = 4,
volume = 57,
place = {United States},
year = 2018,
month = 2

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