Unstable resonators with Gosper-island boundary conditions : virtual-source computation of fractal eigenmodes

Christian, JM ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2742-0569 and Huang, JG 2017, Unstable resonators with Gosper-island boundary conditions : virtual-source computation of fractal eigenmodes , in: 29th European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO Europe / EQEC), 25th – 29th June 2017, Munich, Germany.

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The Gosper island is a well-known fractal belonging to a family of self-similar “root 7” curves constructed from a simple iterative algorithm [1]. One begins with a regular hexagon (the initiator, corresponding to iteration n = 0) with sides of reference length l 0 , and then breaks each of these straight-edge elements into three equal segments of length l n = l 0 (1/7 1/2 ) n where n = 1, 2,3,... (the generator stages). If the total number of length elements after applying the generator n times is given by N n = 6 × 3 n , then the Hausdorff-Besicovich dimension of such a curve is calculated to be D = lim n→∞ -log(N n )/log(l n ) = 2log(3)/log(7) ≈ 1.1292.In this presentation, we report on our latest theoretical results predicting the modes of unstable resonators [2,3] when the small feedback mirror has a shape corresponding to increasing iterations of the Gosper island fractal. A fully two-dimensional generalization of Southwell's virtual source (2D-VS) method [4] (itself an approximation of Horwitz's asymptotic theory [5]) is deployed, whereby the resonator is unfolded into an equivalent sequence of apertures illuminated by a plane wave. Each aperture has a characteristic size (capturing a band of pattern spatial scalelengths), and it acts as a virtual source of diffracted waves that are computed using edge-wave decompositions within a circulation-integral method [6]. The empty-cavity eigenmodes are then constructed from a linear combination of the constituent single-aperture Fresnel patterns.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: 2017 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe & European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/Europe-EQEC)
Publisher: IEEE
ISBN: 9781509067367 (online); 9781509067374 (print)
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Depositing User: JM Christian
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2020 13:52
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 04:08
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/56541

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