Courtial, J., and Padgett, M. J. (2000) Generation of self-reproducing fractal patterns using a multiple imaging system with feedback. Journal of Modern Optics, 47 (8). 1469 -1474. ISSN 0950-0340 (doi:10.1080/095003400403048)
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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/095003400403048
We present a simple optical system for producing self-similar fractal patterns. The key component comprises three adjacent lenses, which form multiple images of a pattern displayed on a monitor. The images are recorded by a camera and displayed as the new pattern on the monitor. Iteration of this process results in an approximation to a self-similar fractal pattern which is independent of the starting image.
|Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:||Courtial, Dr Johannes and Padgett, Professor Miles|
|Authors:||Courtial, J., and Padgett, M. J.|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics|
|College/School:||College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy|
|Journal Name:||Journal of Modern Optics|
|Published Online:||3 July 2009|