Photorealistic visualization of imaging in canonical optical resonators

John Nelson, Johannes Courtial, Graeme Whyte

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Abstract

We investigate the capability of open source freeware ray tracing rendering software to demonstrate the imaging properties of canonical optical resonators. This software can directly visualize the imaging properties of canonical resonators. We can also demonstrate effects such as the trapping of light rays in geometrically stable resonators and the formation of fractal intensity patterns in the eigenmodes of geometrically unstable resonators.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)991-995
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Physics
Volume76
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2008

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