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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 7 — Apr. 8, 2013
  • pp: 7951–7956

Robustness of Cantor Diffractals

Rupesh Verma, Manoj Kumar Sharma, Varsha Banerjee, and Paramasivam Senthilkumaran  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 7, pp. 7951-7956 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.007951


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Abstract

Diffractals are electromagnetic waves diffracted by a fractal aperture. In an earlier paper, we reported an important property of Cantor diffractals, that of redundancy [R. Verma et. al., Opt. Express 20, 8250 (2012)]. In this paper, we report another important property, that of robustness. The question we address is: How much disorder in the Cantor grating can be accommodated by diffractals to continue to yield faithfully its fractal dimension and generator? This answer is of consequence in a number of physical problems involving fractal architecture.

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OCIS Codes
(050.0050) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction and gratings
(050.1220) Diffraction and gratings : Apertures
(290.5880) Scattering : Scattering, rough surfaces

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

History
Original Manuscript: January 31, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 12, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 14, 2013
Published: March 26, 2013

Citation
Rupesh Verma, Manoj Kumar Sharma, Varsha Banerjee, and Paramasivam Senthilkumaran, "Robustness of Cantor Diffractals," Opt. Express 21, 7951-7956 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-7-7951


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