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  • Vol. 39, Iss. 17 — Jun. 10, 2000
  • pp: 2959–2964

Direct control of fractal pattern generation on an optical fractal synthesizer

Toru Sasaki, Jun Tanida, and Yoshiki Ichioka  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 39, Issue 17, pp. 2959-2964 (2000)

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We propose a method for direct control of position, rotation, and scaling of fractal patterns generated on an optical fractal synthesizer. In this method we introduce an iterated-function-system mother function to produce control parameters for arbitrary fractal patterns. We implemented the method experimentally and verified the effectiveness of the method.

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OCIS Codes
(100.1160) Image processing : Analog optical image processing
(200.3050) Optics in computing : Information processing
(200.4960) Optics in computing : Parallel processing

Original Manuscript: March 8, 1999
Revised Manuscript: July 12, 1999
Published: June 10, 2000

Toru Sasaki, Jun Tanida, and Yoshiki Ichioka, "Direct control of fractal pattern generation on an optical fractal synthesizer," Appl. Opt. 39, 2959-2964 (2000)

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