Courtial, J., and Padgett, M. (2000) Monitor-outside-a-monitor effect and self-similar fractal structure in the eigenmodes of unstable optical resonators. Physical Review Letters, 85 (25). 5320 -5323. ISSN 0031-9007 (doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.85.5320)
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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.85.5320
A novel mechanism is proposed for the generation of self-similar structure over a limited range of length scales. Our mechanism, which we call the monitor-outside-a-monitor effect, comprises repeated magnification and addition of small-scale structure. We invoke this mechanism to explain recent observations of fractal structure in the eigenmodes of unstable optical resonators.
|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:||Physical Review Letters|
|Publisher:||American Physical Society|