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Generation of self-reproducing fractal patterns using a multiple imaging system with feedback

Courtial, J., and Padgett, M. (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

Abstract

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.

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s):Padgett, Prof Miles
Authors: Courtial, J., and Padgett, M.
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Journal of Modern Optics
ISSN:0950-0340

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