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Selected Research Papers (Fractal Lights from Lasers)

1. MA van Eijkelenborg, GS McDonald, GP Karman, JP Woerdman and GHC New, Polygon Modes of Unstable-Cavity Lasers (Invited), European Quantum Electronics Conference, Glasgow, UK, Sept 13-18, 1998

2. GHC New, MA van Eijkelenborg, GS McDonald and JP Woerdman, Spatial Confinement Picture of Excess Quantum Noise, European Quantum Electronics Conference, Glasgow, UK, Sept 13-18, 1998

3. GS McDonald, GP Karman, JP Woerdman and GHC New, Excess-Noise Dependence on Intra-Cavity Aperture Shape, Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, Baltimore, USA, May 23-28, 1999

4. GS McDonald, GHC New and JP Woerdman, Excess Noise in Low Fresnel Number Unstable Resonators (Full-length Article), OPT COMMUN 164, 285, 1999

5. GP Karman, GS McDonald, JP Woerdman and GHC New, Excess-Noise Dependence on Intra-Cavity Aperture Shape, APPL OPT 38, 6874, 1999

6. GP Karman and JP Woerdman, Fractal structure of eigenmodes of unstable-cavity lasers, OPT LETT 23, 1909, 1998

7. GS McDonald, GHC New, GP Karman and JP Woerdman, The Kaleidoscope Laser, Fourteenth National Quantum Electronics Conference, Manchester, UK, Sept 6-9, 1999

8. GS McDonald, GHC New and JP Woerdman, The Two-Dimensional Virtual Source Method, Fourteenth National Quantum Electronics Conference, Manchester, UK, Sept 6-9, 1999

9. JP Woerdman, GP Karman, GS McDonald and GHC New, Unstable-Cavity Lasers Produce Fractal Mode Patterns (Invited), Second Euroconference on Control of Complex Behaviour in Optical Systems and Applications, Munster, Germany, Oct 7-10, 1999

10. O Graydon (Science Editor), Fractals discovered in laser modes, OPTO & LASER EUROPE, October 1999. Lead News Story and Front Cover Article

11. GP Karman, GS McDonald, GHC New and JP Woerdman, Fractal Modes in Unstable Resonators, NATURE 402, 138, November 1999

12. GS McDonald, GHC New and JP Woerdman, Higher-order Modes of the Kaleidoscope Laser, Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, San Francisco, USA, May 7-12, 2000

13. GS McDonald, GHC New, GP Karman and JP Woerdman, Higher-Order Fractal Laser Modes, International Quantum Electronics Conference, Nice, France, Sept 10-15, 2000

14. GS McDonald, GHC New and JP Woerdman, Lasers, Kaleidoscopes and Fractals, OPTICS AND PHOTONICS NEWS, November 2000

15. Lasers That Look Like Child's Play, NEWSLINE, Journal of the EPSRC, Issue 15, 2000. Front Cover Article and News Story

16. GS McDonald, GP Karman, GHC New and JP Woerdman, The Kaleidoscope Laser, J OPT SOC AM B 17, 524, 2000

17. GHC New, MA Yates, JP Woederman, GS McDonald, Diffractive origin of fractal resonator modes, OPT COMMUN 193, 261, 2001

18. MV Berry, C Storm, and W van Saarloos, Theory of unstable laser modes: edge waves and fractality, OPT COMMUN 197, 393-402, 2001

19. MV Berry, Fractal modes of unstable lasers with polygonal and circular mirrors, OPT COMMUN 200, 321-330, 2001

20. J Courtial, and MJ Padgett, Monitor-outside-a-monitor effect and self-similar fractal structure in the eigenmodes of unstable optical resonators, PHYS REV LETT 85 (25), 5320, 2000

21. J Courtial, J Leach, and MJ Padgett, Image Processing: Fractals in pixellated video feedback, NATURE 414, 20-17 December, 864, 2001

22. A Forrester, M Lonnqvist, MJ Padgett, and J Courtial, Why are the eigenmodes of stable laser resonators structurally stable?, OPT LETT 27 (21), 1869, 2002

23. CMG Watterson MJ Padgett, and J Courtial, Classic-fractal eigenmodes of unstable canonical resonators, OPT COMMUN 223 (1-3), 17, 2003

24. J Leach, MJ Padgett, and J Courtial, Fractals in pixellated video feedback, CONTEMPORARY PHYS 44 (2), 137, 2003

25. JA Loaiza, ER Eliel, and JP Woerdman, Experimental observation of fractal modes in unstable optical resonators , arXiv:physics/0304046, v1 11 Apr 2003

26. Javier Augusto Loaiza, Experimental demonstration of the fractal nature of unstable-resonator modes (PhD thesis), Institute of Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Leiden University, 23 Nov 2005

27. MA Yates, and GHC New, Fractal dimension of unstable resonator modes, OPT COMMUN 208 (4-6), 377-380, 2002

28. GHC New, and T Albaho, Spatial spectrum of intensity profiles diffracted by a slit, J MOD OPT 50 (2), 155-160, 2003

29. MA Yates, GHC New, and T Albaho, Calculating higher-order modes of one-dimensional unstable laser resonators, J MOD OPT 51 (5), 657-667, 2004

30. JM Frost, and GHC New, Unstable Optical Resonators & Fractal Light, MSci Project Report, Imperial College London, December 2006; JM Frost, Fractal Light: The Music Video, YouTube, 2006

31. JG Huang, JM Christian, GS McDonald, Fresnel Diffraction from Polygonal Apertures , CLEO/Europ Quant Electr Conf (EQEC), Munich, Germany, June, 2005

32. JG Huang, JM Christian, GS McDonald, Fresnel diffraction and fractal patterns from polygonal apertures , J OPT SOC AM A 23, 2768, 2006

33. JG Huang, and GS McDonald, Spontaneous Optical Fractal Pattern Formation, PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS 95, Art No 174101, 2005

34. GS McDonald, Joule Physics Laboratory - Video Feedback Laboratory, Salford Science Spotlight prog 3 part 1, University of Salford, YouTube, 2008