Fractal generation using optical feedback with incoherent gain

Forrester, A., Courtial, J. and Padgett, M. (2001) Fractal generation using optical feedback with incoherent gain. Optics Communications, 190(1-6), 123 -127. (doi: 10.1016/S0030-4018(01)01090-2)

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We present an optical system for the spontaneous generation of self-similar fractal patterns. The system configuration is that of a ring cavity containing a lens array to form multiple, but laterally displaced, images. An image intensifier provides optical gain to overcome the round trip loss. The fractal properties of the intensity distributions both in and near the image planes are examined using a box counting technique.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Courtial, Dr Johannes and Padgett, Professor Miles
Authors: Forrester, A., Courtial, J., and Padgett, M.
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Optics Communications
Publisher:Elsevier Science B.V.
ISSN (Online):1873-0310
Published Online:04 April 2001
First Published:First published in (some?) Journal

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