S. Allen Broughton
A useful way to investigate closed geodesics on a kaleidoscopically tiled surface is to look at the billiard path described by a closed geodesic on a single tile. When looking at billiard paths it is possible to ignore surfaces and restrict ourselves to the tiling of the hyperbolic plane. We classify the smallest billiard paths by wordlength and parity. We also demonstrate the existence of orientable paths and investigate conjectures about the billiard spectrum for the (2, 3, 7)-tiling.
Lehman, Rebecca and White, Chad, "Hyperbolic Billiard Paths" (2002). Mathematical Sciences Technical Reports (MSTR). 61.