It is shown that optical diffraction can be used to reveal the scaling features not only of deterministic but also of random fractal fields and to determine their main characteristics. The analysis of fractals can be experimentally realized through first-order optical systems.
© 1998 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: February 25, 1997
Revised Manuscript: August 18, 1997
Manuscript Accepted: October 6, 1997
Published: March 1, 1998
T. Alieva and F. Agullo-Lopez, "Diffraction analysis of random fractal fields," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 15, 669-674 (1998)