We deal here with the geometric construction of the real and imaginary parts of these "intersection" points.
We set a coordinate system in which the given line is axis Ox, we have then to construct the values a and b of intersection points with complex, not real abscissa OA = a + ib and OB = a - ib
In the case of a circle, we get a quite simple construction :
Because of symmetry, the perpendicular diameter to Ox intersects Ox in M, midpoint of AB, even if the points are imaginary,
we get then OM = (OA + OB)/2 = a
For constructing b, we may consider the power of M with respect to the circle.
Let MT, MT' the tangents from M to the circle.
The power of M is MA.MB = (ib)(-ib) = b² = MT² = MT'²
b is then the length of the tangents from M (M is outside as the intersections are not real).
We then care of the general case of any conic section, in any position versus Ox.
The trick of the power doesn't work anymore...
Consider then the polar of the point at infinity on Ox.
It is really the "conjugate diameter" of direction Ox, locus of the midpoints m of secants CD parallel to Ox, for (∞, m, C, D) = -1 ⇔ m midpoint of CD
This polar intersects Ox at point M and (∞, M, A, B) = -1
That is M is the midpoint of AB, OM = ((a+ib) + (a-ib))/2 = a, as in the circle case, just the conjugate diameter is not always perpendicular, it is only when the axes of the conic section are parallel resp. perpendicular to Ox.
Remains to find b.
Let's consider the polar of any point on Ox, for instance O.
However other than M, otherwise we don't get a new relation, but the same : M midpoint of AB.
Let U the intersection of polar of O with Ox. (O,U,A,B) = -1, and changing origin into midpoint M : MA² = MB² = (±ib)² = -b² = MO.MU < 0
The construction of b is then a classical one :
Draw the circle with diameter OU. The half perpendicular chord through M = b.
Recall the classical construction of the polar of P (here P = O) :
Draw any two secants PCD and PEF.
CE and DF intersect in I, CF and DE intersect in J
IJ is the polar of P.
Other constructions are possible, using an homology transforming the conic section into a circle, or using the Desargues involution on the line from the pencil of conic sections defined by 4 of the given points. See Conic sections for details.