This invention consists of a camera that can capture electromagnetic radiation of certain wavelengths and lasers tuned to those wavelengths. The beams of the lasers are spread so that each displays a very thin line when directed at a surface. The camera collects many photographs rapidly as the laser beams move across the field of view and extrapolates distances over the field of view. The camera uses the collected images to create an entire three-dimensional photograph of its field of view.
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