Gathering Light (image) Princeton University, Engineering School Caption An object illuminated by light reflects rays in many directions (gray arrows). LEFT: With a normal lens, some rays are captured by a camera while other rays are missed, resulting in a blurry image with a limited field of view. RIGHT: The new method uses a nonlinear material to let the rays "talk" with each other. The original rays are altered and new rays (shown in red) are generated. The resulting picture in the camera is scrambled, but a computer algorithm can undo the mixing and yield a crisp, wide-field image. Credit Christopher Barsi Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.