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On-machine detection technology and application progress of high dynamic range fringe structured light
LIU Ze-long, LI Mao-yue, LU Xin-yuan, ZHANG Ming-lei
2024, 17(1): 1-18. doi: 10.37188/CO.2023-0068
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Fringe structured light technology is a non-contact measurement method, which has developed rapidly in recent years and provides a new solution for on-machine detection in mechanical processing. However, the accuracy of structured light for on-machine detection is compromised by the convoluted lighting in machining environments and metal parts’ high reflectivity, leading to inaccurate measurements. Applying high dynamic range (HDR) technology to structured light detection can reduce the effect of high reflectivity, achieving the measurement of metal parts in complex scenes. This paper introduces the measurement principle of structured light and summarizes the challenges of on-machine detection for HDR structured light. Subsequently, this paper provides a comprehensive review of HDR structured light technology. In the context of on-machine detection of mechanical processing, the HDR technology based on hardware equipment and the HDR technology based on stripe algorithm are discussed and analyzed, respectively. Following this, different technologies are summarized according to the requirements of on-machine detection. The advantages and disadvantages of various methods are presented, and the applicability of on-machine detection is compared. Finally, the potential applications are analyzed, and the technological prospects will be proposed in combination with the research hotspots of advanced manufacturing technology and precision measurement in recent years.

Research progress on the related physical mechanism of laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy
LIU Rui-bin, YIN Yun-song
2024, 17(1): 19-37. doi: 10.37188/CO.2023-0019
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Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) is a new method for qualitative and quantitative analysis of the constituents of a material using plasma spectra produced by the interaction of a strong pulsed laser with the material. In the process of pulsed laser-induced plasma, different laser parameters (energy, pulse width, wavelength), environmental conditions during the detection process and the properties of the material itself have different degrees of influence on the physical mechanism of laser-induced plasma, which in turn affects the results of LIBS quantitative analysis. We review the physical mechanisms of LIBS technology in the current state, including the basic principles of LIBS, the differences in laser parameters, and the physical mechanisms involved in the differences in environmental and material properties. It provides a basis for a deeper understanding of laser-matter interactions and for improving the detection capabilities of LIBS.

Key technology analysis and research progress of high-power narrow linewidth fiber laser based on the multi-longitudinal-mode oscillator seed source
SUN Shi-hao, ZHENG Ye, YU Miao, LI Si-yuan, CAO Yi, WANG Jun-long, WANG Xue-feng
2024, 17(1): 38-51. doi: 10.37188/CO.2023-0074
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Narrow linewidth fiber lasers, based on the multi-longitudinal-mode oscillator seed source, have obvious advantages in engineering applications and space-limited loading platforms. Additionally, they are considered ideal sub-modules for high-power spectral combinations. The time domain of this type of seed is unstable due to the self-pulse effect, causing significant spectral broadening and stimulated Raman scattering effects during the amplification process, which limits their further improvement in output power and affects the purity of laser spectra. In this paper, we introduce four commonly used narrow linewidth seeds. The mechanism and suppression methods of the self-pulse effect in multi-longitudinal mode oscillator seeds are analyzed. Critical technologies essential for the optimization and relevant progress of the multi-longitudinal-mode oscillator seed source and amplifier stages are discussed in detail. A future development outlook is also presented. This paper serves as a useful reference for the design of narrow linewidth fiber lasers based on the multi-longitudinal-mode oscillator seed source.

Original Article
Design and characteristic analysis of off-axis meta-lens
HU Jin-gao-wa, ZHAO Shang-nan, WANG Ling-jie, YE Hao-kun, ZHANG Jian-ping, ZHANG Xin
2024, 17(1): 52-60. doi: 10.37188/CO.2023-0039
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We propose a design method for off-axis meta-lens and analyze the effects of numerical aperture, off-axis angle, and incident wavelength on the simulation deviation, resolution and focusing efficiency of off-axis meta-lenses. Several off-axis meta-lenses with parameters NA=0.408 α=13°, NA=0.180 α=13°, NA=0.408 α=20° were simulated by Lumerical, respectively. The simulation results indicate that the off-axis angle is directly proportional to the spectral resolution. As the angle increases, the spectral resolution becomes better, but the focusing efficiency decreases. A smaller numerical aperture result in a smaller coverage of the phase distribution, leading to a larger deviation between the simulation and theory. Designers need to reasonably balance parameters such as numerical aperture and off-axis angle according to the requirements to finally achieve the desired effect. This study has an important reference value for theoretical analysis and parameter design of off-axis meta-lens in practical application.

Design and experiment of high-resolution detection imaging system with ultra-thin and ultra-short object-image distance
LI Yan-wei, WU Yan-xiong, CHEN Tai-xi, WEI Hao-dong, XIE Xin-wang, DONG Lei-gang, LI Jun-chi, LI Jian-jie
2024, 17(1): 61-68. doi: 10.37188/CO.2023-0099
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To shorten the axial and radial dimensions of the 12-inch wafer detection imaging system, a solution combining the small angle prism refraction path and the ultra-short object-image distance lens is proposed. A small angle prism with shape accuracy better than 1/12λ (λ=632.8 nm) is designed to convert the optical path and realize the horizontal arrangement between the lighting system and the imaging lens. The radial size is only 80 mm, which greatly reduces the radial size of the whole system without affecting the imaging quality. At the same time, a small angle of 12° bright field lighting is realized. A symmetrical hybrid optical system with magnification of 0.264 is designed. A pure spherical system is used to obtain a large imaging field of view. The image height is 81.92 mm, and the object-image distance is only 392.5 mm, which greatly reduces the axial size of the whole system. The design results show that the average optical transfer function of the whole imaging system is better than 0.4@100 lp/mm, the relative distortion is better than 0.03%, and the uniformity of the image surface illuminance is better than 50%. The actual test results show that the actual imaging resolution is better than 18.88 μm, which reaches the ultimate resolution of the system. The uniformity of illumination of image surface is 43.3%, which meets the development requirement of uniformity better than 40%. The research results show that the ultra-thin and ultra-short object-image distance imaging system is reasonable and effective, which solves the problem of space size compression of the 12-inch wafer detection imaging system and reduces the development cost. It provides a reference for the development of the imaging system for detecting large objects in short distance.

Design of cooled long-wave infrared optical system with large zooming range
TANG Han, XIA Li-kun, LIU Lian, LIU Yun, LIU Xuan, LIU Yu, ZHANG Run-qi, ZHOU Chun-fen, YANG Kai-yu
2024, 17(1): 69-78. doi: 10.37188/CO.2023-0052
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Compared with the medium-wave Infrared (MWIR) zoom optical system, the long-wave infrared (LWIR) zoom optical system has fewer available materials and is difficult to athermalize in high and low temperature environments. In this paper, the multi-field zoom optical system is realized by using mechanical compensation zoom technology, and the active compensation athermalization technology is used to make the system image clear in the temperature range of −40 °C—+65 °C, to realize the design of the four-field LWIR optical system with four lenses. The focal lengths of the four fields of view are 25 mm, 109 mm, 275 mm and 400 mm, the zoom ratio is 15, the envelope size of the optical system is 280 mm (L)×200 mm (W), and the total weight of the optical components is 618 g. The optical system has SWaP-C characteristics such as light weight, high performance, and low cost, and will be widely used in security fields such as auxiliary navigation, search, and tracking.

Design of UV-band hyperspectral resolution imaging spectrometer with small F-number and high variable ratio
LIU Yang, LI Bo, LIN Guan-yu, WANG Xiao-xu, LI Han-shuang, GU Guo-chao
2024, 17(1): 79-88. doi: 10.37188/CO.2023-0037
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Conventional imaging spectrometers generally have low variable ratio, which is not conducive to the extended application of large-field, long-slit, multi-channel optical systems. In space remote sensing, the radiation energy of the ultraviolet band is low, which requires the imaging spectrometer to have a smaller F-number. In order to meet the requirement of detecting small F-number of high spectral resolution imaging spectrometer, an Offner UV imaging spectrometer with high spectral resolution and high variable ratio is designed in this paper. An improved Offner structure with light and small size is adopted in the rear beam splitting system of the imaging spectrometer. Based on the requirements of variable power ratio and small F-number of the imaging spectrometer, the initial Offner structure parameters are derived theoretically. A meniscus lens is inserted in front of the image to increase the degree of freedom for the optimization of the system and improve the imaging quality of the system. The obtained imaging spectrometer works in the 270~300 nm band with a long slit of 40 mm, a spectral resolution better than 0.6 nm, the system variable power ratio less than 0.22, and an F number less than 2. Its Modulation Transfer Function (MTF) is better than 0.9 at a cutoff frequency of 14 lp/mm, and the Root Mean Square (RMS) radius of each field of view in each band is less than 12 μm. This study provides a design scheme for the UV-band hyperspectral detection imaging spectrometer with small F-number and high variable ratio.

Design and optimization of Micro LED vehicle light projection optical system
LI Xiang-lan, JIN Xia, LV Jin-guang, ZHENG Kai-feng, CHEN Yu-peng, ZHAO Bai-xuan, ZHAO Ying-ze, QIN Yu-xin, WANG Wei-biao, LIANG Jing-qiu
2024, 17(1): 89-99. doi: 10.37188/CO.2023-0063
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This article presents a vehicle headlight projection scheme based on Micro LED arrays. A 200×150 white Micro LED array with pixel size of 80 μm×80 μm is designed as the display light source, and a headlight projection optical system with a field of view of 16°×34° is designed. The object plane tilt angle and optical system structure are optimized. In addition, the inverse distortion processing method and pixel grayscale modulation method are used to solve the trapezoidal distortion and uniformity of illumination of the headlight projection image. A projection experimental platform is built to verify the image correction method. Experimental results show that after correction, the image trapezoidal distortion coefficients p1 and p2 decrease from 0.0932 and 0.3680 to 0.0835 and 0.0373, respectively, and the image plane illumination uniformity increases from 83.2% to 93.2%. This article achieves high light efficiency and low distortion of vehicle headlight projection by optimizing the design of the inclined projection headlight optical system based on Micro LEDs and using image correction methods.

An ultraviolet laser at 228 nm with adjustable repetition rate and narrow pulse width
WANG Jin-yan, MA Fang, ZHENG Lei, TIAN Dong-he, CHEN Xi, ZHENG Quan
2024, 17(1): 100-107. doi: 10.37188/CO.2023-0058
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Ultraviolet lasers play an important role in the study of ultraviolet resonance Raman spectroscopy. The Raman signals can be enhanced by the resonant Raman effect, thereby reducing the detection limit of Raman measurement. We focus on the study of a narrow-pulse all-solid-state ultraviolet laser with an output wavelength of 228 nm. The Nd:YVO4 is used as the gain medium and the electro-optic Q-switched cavity dumped technique is applied to achieve a fundamental frequency output of 914 nm in pulse width of several nanoseconds. Then, the second-harmonic light is generated by LiB3O5(LBO), and the fourth-harmonic 228 nm UV laser is obtained by beta-barium-borate (BBO) crystal. On this basis, further research has been conducted on the variation of fundamental and second harmonic laser power at different repetition rates. Due to the low gain of Nd:YVO4 at 914 nm, the average power of the laser is saturated and decreases with increased repetition rate. The output efficiency of UV laser is optimized by adjusting the focus lens. At the pump power of 30 W and the repetition frequency of 10 kHz, a 228 nm UV laser output with the highest average power of 84 mW is obtained. The UV laser is continuously adjustable within the range of 5−25 kHz repetition frequency and the pulse width is maintained at 2.8 to 2.9 ns, which meets the application requirements in the field of UV spectroscopy detection technology.

Mixed lighting based on the linear dimming of three-primary-color LEDs
HUANG Tao, XIA Zhen-ping, PENG Zi-xiong, LIU Yu-jie, LI Chao-chao, GU Min-ming
2024, 17(1): 108-117. doi: 10.37188/CO.2023-0084
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To provide high-quality, intelligent, and healthy lighting sources, a linear dimming mixed lighting system is constructed using three-primary-color LED light sources. An optimization method for dimming and color mixing is proposed. The light chromaticity and light intensity of the mixed light source are set by color temperature and brightness level, which makes the mixed lighting effect more in line with the demand of "human-centric lighting". In the intelligent optimization of the system, the color temperature is converted into CIE $ {u}'{v}' $ chromaticity coordinates, and the brightness is converted into luminance to make the optimization calculations more accurate. The system adopts the linear dimming method, effectively avoiding the health and safety hazards caused by light source flicker, and effectively solves the problem of large linear dimming chromaticity drift with an optimization algorithm. Experiment results demonstate that the chromatic stability of the mixed light in the mixed lighting system is maintained within the first step of the CIE ${u}'{v}' $ chromaticity diagram in the color temperature range of 2000 K−8000 K. Moreover, the system exhibits imperceptible color deviation over the entire range of light intensity adjustments at the corresponding color temperature. This finding also indicates that linear dimming is better than the pulse-width dimming method in keeping the optical chromaticity stable. Theoretical exploration and experimental results demonstrate that the mixed lighting system is simple and feasible, with significant practical value.

A hybrid network based on light self-limited attention for structured light phase and depth estimation
ZHU Xin-jun, ZHAO Hao-miao, WANG Hong-yi, SONG Li-mei, SUN Rui-qun
2024, 17(1): 118-127. doi: 10.37188/CO.2023-0066
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Phase retrieval and depth estimation are vital to three-dimensional measurement using structured light. Currently, conventional methods for structured light phase retrieval and depth estimation have limited efficiency and are lack of robustness in their results and so on. To improve the reconstruction effect of structured light by deep learning, we propose a hybrid network for structured light phase and depth estimation based on Light Self-Limited Attention (LSLA). Specifically, a CNN-Transformer hybrid module is constructed and integrated into a U-shaped structure to realize the advantages complementary of CNN and Transformer. The proposed network is experimentally compared with other networks in structured light phase estimation and structured light depth estimation. The experimental results indicate that the proposed network achieves finer detail processing in phase and depth estimation compared to other networks. Specifically, for structured light phase and depth estimation, its accuracy improves by 31% and 26%, respectively. Therefore, the proposed network improves the accuracy of deep neural networks in the structured light phase and depth estimation areas.

Optimal position for suger content detection of Yongquan honey oranges based on hyperspectral imaging technology
LI Bin, WAN Xia, LIU Ai-lun, ZOU Ji-ping, LU Ying-jun, YAO Chi, LIU Yan-de
2024, 17(1): 128-139. doi: 10.37188/CO.2023-0057
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The objective of this study is to explore the optimal detection location and the best prediction model of the suger level of Yongquan honey oranges, which can provide a theoretical basis for the brix measurement and classification of honey oranges. With the wavelength range of 390.2−981.3 nm hyperspectral imaging system was used to study the best position for detecting the sugar content of Yongquan honey oranges, and the spectral information of the calyx, fruit stem, equator and global of Yongquan honey oranges were combined with their sugar content of corresponding parts to establish its prediction model. The original spectra from the different locations were pre-processed by Standard Normal Variance (SNV) transformation, Multiple Scattering Correction (MSC), baseline calibration (Baseline) and SG smoothing, respectively, and the Partial Least Squares Regression (PLSR) and Least Squares Support Vector Machine (LSSVM) models were established based on the pre-processed spectral data. The best pre-processing methods for different parts of the honey oranges were found, and the optimal spectral data obtained by the best pre-processing methods were conducted to identify characteristic wavelengths using the Competitive Adaptive Re-weighting Sampling algorithm (CARS) and Uninformative Variable Elimination (UVE). Finally, the PLSR and LSSVM models were established and compared based on the selected spectral data. The results show that the global MSC-CARS-LSSVM model demonstrates the most accurate prediction performance, with a correlation coefficient of Rp=0.955 and an RMSEP value of 0.395. Alternatively, the SNV-PLSR model of the equatorial location of honey oranges was found to be the next more effective, with a correlation coefficient of Rp=0.936, and an RMSEP value of 0.37. The correlation coefficients of the two prediction models are similar, the equatorial location can be used as the optimal position for measuring the sugar content of honey oranges. This study demonstrates that the prediction models based on different parts of the orange have different effects. Identifying the optimal position and prediction model can provide a theoretical basis for classifying oranges for sugar content testing.

A non-null interferometry for concave aspheric surface
ZHANG Xu, LI Shi-jie, LIU Bing-cai, TIAN Ai-ling, LIANG Hai-feng, CAI Chang-long
2024, 17(1): 140-149. doi: 10.37188/CO.2023-0042
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To realize the rapid, high-precision, and universal testing of concave aspheric surface, a non-null interferometry method is proposed in this paper, which takes the asphere as a spherical surface and measures it directly with an interferometer. Combined with the corresponding data processing methods, the test results of the aspheric surface are obtained. Firstly, the detection theory of this method is introduced, the calculation and removal models of retrace error and adjustment error are established, and the data processing method of shape error is studied. Secondly, taking two concave aspherical surfaces with different parameters as an example, the retrace error and adjustment error are simulated, which verified the effectiveness of the method. Finally, a non-null interferometry experimental setup of concave aspheric surface is performed, and its shape error is successfully obtained. By comparing the results with autocollimation method or LUPHOScan method, it is shown that the surface distribution and evaluation indicators of the results are highly consistent, which verifies the correctness of this method. This method provides an effective measurement method for concave aspheric surface with high precision, universality, and convenience.

NIR-II fluorescence confocal imaging based on indirect wavefront shaping
TAN Tian, SHI Tian-yue, WU Chang-feng, PENG Hong-shang
2024, 17(1): 150-159. doi: 10.37188/CO.2023-0070
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Optical aberrations caused by the scattering of biological tissues limit the imaging performance of optical systems. A near-infrared II fluorescence confocal imaging technique based on indirect wavefront shaping was investigated. First, we synthesized a highly efficient near-infrared II range fluorescent probe, where reducing the scattering of biological tissue can realize biopsy imaging with high-contrast. Second, we investigated the adaptive optical method based on indirect wavefront measurement. The indirect wavefront shaping technology was applied to the laser scanning confocal system, enabling the measurement and compensation of optical aberrations caused by biological tissues, and obtaining imaging of biological tissues with a high signal-to-noise ratio. Finally, near-infrared II fluorescence confocal imaging system based on indirect wavefront shaping was deployed and relevant experiments were conducted. The experimental results indicate that the system effectively compensates for the aberrations induced by air plates, scattering media and mouse skull, and increases the final signal intensity by 1.47, 1.95 and 2.85 times, respectively. As a result, the final imaging quality is significantly enhanced.

Non-uniform illumination correction algorithm for cytoendoscopy images based on illumination model
ZOU Hong-bo, ZHANG Biao, WANG Zi-chuan, CHEN Ke, WANG Li-qiang, YUAN Bo
2024, 17(1): 160-166. doi: 10.37188/CO.2023-0059
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Cytoendoscopy requires continuous amplification with a maximum magnification rate of about 500 times. Due to optical fiber illumination and stray light, the image has non-uniform illumination that changes with the magnification rate, which affects the observation and judgement of lesions by doctors. Therefore, we propose an image non-uniform illumination correction algorithm based on the illumination model of cytoendoscopy. According to the principle that image information is composed of illumination and reflection components, the algorithm obtains the illumination component of the image through a convolutional neural network, and realizes non-uniform illumination correction based on the two-dimensional Gamma function. Experiments show that the average gradient of the illumination channel and the discrete entropy of the image are 0.22 and 7.89, respectively, after the non-uniform illumination correction by the proposed method, which is superior to the traditional methods such as adaptive histogram equalization, homophobic filtering, single-scale Retinex and the WSI-FCN algorithm based on deep learning.

Effect of atmospheric turbulence on imaging quality of high-resolution remote sensing satellites
MAO Hong-min, DING Zhi-ya, YANG Yan-yan, JIANG Su-qi, PENG Jian-tao, CAO Nan, HU Li-fa, CAO Zhao-liang
2024, 17(1): 167-177. doi: 10.37188/CO.2023-0083
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Remote sensing satellites play a crucial role in both national defense and civil exploration. However, the imaging quality of high-resolution remote sensing satellites is significantly affected by atmospheric turbulence. We focus on the impact of camera aperture, satellite orbit altitude and atmospheric turbulence intensity on the imaging quality of space cameras during remote sensing satellite earth detection. Firstly, the turbulence wavefront simulation method based on the spherical wave model and Kolmogorov turbulence theory is analyzed. Subsequently, the disturbed wavefront, impacted by the camera aperture, satellite orbit height and atmospheric turbulence intensity, is analyzed, and a universal formula is derived. In addition, an equation for imaging resolution with camera aperture, satellite orbit height and atmospheric coherence length is developed. Finally, the effect of atmospheric turbulence on the Modulation Transfer Function (MTF) is studied. The variation of the relative error of MTF with camera aperture, satellite orbit height and atmospheric coherence length is simulated and analyzed, with reference to an MTF value of 0.15. This study provides a theoretical basis for designing, analyzing, and assessing high-resolution remote sensing satellites.

Effect of electron irradiation on CsPbBr3 perovskite nanocrystal
ZHANG Bo-wen, HAN Dan, XUE Meng-yun, CAO Rong-xing, LI Hong-xia, ZENG Xiang-hua, XUE Yu-xiong
2024, 17(1): 178-186. doi: 10.37188/CO.2023-0044
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With excellent optical properties and high carrier mobility, perovskite materials have become highly competitive materials in the field of space solar cells. However, space particle irradiation can change the structure and optical properties of materials, leading to a rapid degradation of device performance. In order to investigate the influence of electron irradiation on the structure and optical properties of CsPbBr3 nanocrystals, we conducted electron irradiation experiments on CsPbBr3 materials, characterized the microscopic morphology of CsPbBr3 nanocrystals by high-resolution transmission electron microscopy. Moreover, we investigated the variation trend of crystal structure by X-ray diffraction analysis and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy analysis. The results revealed electron irradiation caused the CsPbBr3 nanocrystals to become rough and significantly decrease in size. The nanocrystal became compact and formed nanocluster under high-dose electron irradiation. Furthermore, the optical properties of CsPbBr3 materials were characterized using steady-state UV-Vis absorption spectra and photoluminescence spectra. The analysis of lattice expansion-induced bandgap changes after irradiation was performed using first principles calculations. It is demonstrated that electron irradiation deepened the color of nanocrystals and affected the light transmittance of CsPbBr3 nanocrystalline, thereby enhancing the optical absorption performance of the samples. However, electron irradiation also led to the decomposition of CsPbBr3 nanocrystals, resulting in a significant reduction in luminescence intensity of the CsPbBr3 by 53.7%−78.6% after high-dose irradiation. These findings provide valuable data support for the study of spatial radiation damage mechanisms and the application of perovskite nanocrystals.

Calculation of orbit external heat flow and radiation characteristics of space target
ZHENG Hong-ru, MA Yan, ZHANG Shuai, WANG Jian-chao, QU You-yang
2024, 17(1): 187-197. doi: 10.37188/CO.2023-0033
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In this paper, the solar radiation, the earth radiation and the earth albedo radiation received by the space target are simulated by Monte Carlo simulation method, and the simulation program is written based on the unstructured tetrahedral grid, and the calculation results are compared and verified. Furthermore, for the orbit external heat flow received by the sun-synchronous orbit satellite, the grid with solar panels is used to analyze the orbit external heat flow received by each surface with or without occlusion. The results show that the average heat flow value of −Y surface decreases by 53.79 W/m2 after considering occlusion in the earth-pointing mode. The average surface heat flow value of +YZ side panel decreased by 32.05 W/m2. The temperature characteristics of each surface are given combined with the properties of surface materials, and the accuracy of the calculation is verified by combining with the on-orbit telemetry data of the solar panel temperature. Finally, the infrared radiation intensity in each direction of the two modes is calculated. The results show that the influence of heat flow on the surface is different under different observation modes. The temperature of each surface varies greatly over time in the earth-pointing mode, while the heat flow on each surface is relatively stable in the sun-pointing mode. Under both modes, the temperature of the solar panel is higher, the radiation intensity is larger, and it has obvious infrared characteristics, which facilitates infrared observation.

Design of a highly sensitive photoelectric detection circuit for TDLAS gas laser telemetry
PEI Zi-yi, HU Peng-bing, PAN Sun-qiang, QI Hai-yang, LIU Su-mei, LIU Dong
2024, 17(1): 198-208. doi: 10.37188/CO.2023-0107
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Aming at the characterstics of weak gas laser telemetry optical signals and strong interference from environmental factors, a Highly Sensitive Photoelectric Detection Circuit (HSPDC) for TDLAS laser telemetry based on wavelength modulation technology has been designed and investigated. In addition, a noise suppression method for TDLAS signals based on wavelength modulation technology was determined. The photodiode ideal model is utilized to analyze the linear response characteristics of the photodetector circuit and determine the essential photodiode parameters. Based on the cascade amplification principle, the HSPDC is designed, simulated, and tested, achieving a lower limit of optical power detection of 0.11 nW, a signal attenuation of 0.79 dB (f=10 kHz). The cutoff frequency is one order of magnitude higher than the existing 108 V/A cross-impedance amplification circuit. Therefore, the HSPDC is applicable for high-speed modulation of weak optical signals. The laser telemetry system exhibits excellent detection performance at a modulation frequency of 3 kHz, with a detection sensitivity of 88.66 mV/ppm, a detection limit of less than 0.565 ppm, and a linear fit R2 of 0.9996. The study demonstrates that the HSPDC photoelectric detection circuit has the advantages of fast response, high detection sensitivity and accuracy. Thus, it can be integrated to meet the needs of gas laser telemetry applications.

Detector temperature control system for ultraviolet spectrometer
JIANG Xue, HOU Han, MA Qing-jun, LIN Guan-yu
2024, 17(1): 209-216. doi: 10.37188/CO.2023-0133
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A temperature control system that employs an incremental PID algorithm based on FPGA technology has been developed to decrease detector noise and dark current while ensure the CMOS detector of the spectrometer obtain more accurate spectrum curve. Considering the current temperature and the control parameters, the appropriate control quantity is calculated to ensure the detector realize the target temperature. Controlling the temperature change rate of the detector is realized through front stage control, effectively solving the problem of overshooting. By adding the anti-integral saturation algorithm and the transition link of the target value, the function of the temperature change rate of the detector is controllable, and the problem of overshoot is solved. Multiple environmental tests conducted on the entire machine indicate that the system can control the temperature of the detector to reach any desired temperature within a specified temperature difference range of 40 °C under the ambient temperature condition in orbit. The sensor temperature has a margin of error of ±0.1 °C. Compared to the conventional analog PID control method, the proposed method offers significant advantages of high sensitivity and strong stability. At a temperature of −10 °C, the noise of the detector is substantially reduced.

Optical simulation design of surface mounted device beads for wide beam and high uniformity display
WEI Wei, CHEN Zhi-zhong, GUO Hao-zhong, JIA Chuan-yu, FANG Fang, ZOU Jun, FANG Qian, WU You, SUN Ming-hao, LI Qian, KUANG Yu-han, YIN Qi-kai, ZHANG Guo-yi
2024, 17(1): 217-225. doi: 10.37188/CO.EN-2023-0017
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Through analysing the optical requirements of wide beam and high uniformity light beads, which are currently used in displays, and packaging micro Light-Emitting Diode (LED) chips with a novel non-Lambertian distribution, we realized the production of wide beam and high uniformity micro-LED chip light beads. The light output efficiency and beam angle of fixed beads were simulated using brackets made of copper, titanium, aluminium and silver, as well as materials that were completely reflecting and absorbing. The simulations were conducted at various fixture angles, packaging heights, packaging materials, sapphire thicknesses, and patterned sapphire substrate sizes. By adjusting the chip and packaging parameters, we can obtain one, two, or three light beams with Surface Mounted Device (SMD) lamp beads characteristics that provide wide angles, high uniformity, and far-field light distribution. These characteristics can meet the current display requirements for LED and LCD.

Stimulated brillouin scattering in double-clad thulium-doped fiber amplifier
LIU Qing-min, SUN Hui-jie, HOU Shang-lin, LEI Jing-li, WU Gang, YAN Zu-yong
2024, 17(1): 226-237. doi: 10.37188/CO.EN-2023-0011
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In this paper, the effect of Stimulated Brillouin Scattering(SBS) on the laser output performance in a 2 µm thulium-doped fiber amplifier was analyzed theoretically. The optical mode distribution, the effective refractive index, the effective mode field area, and the normalized frequency of the double-clad thulium-doped fiber at 793 nm pump wavelength and 1.9−2.1 µm laser waveband were studied. The stimulated Brillouin scattering characteristics, including the Brillouin frequency shift and the Brillouin gain spectrum, in the double-clad thulium-doped fiber were numerically simulated in the laser waveband of 1.9−2.1 µm. The influence of stimulated Brillouin scattering on the laser output performance of thulium-doped fiber amplifiers was investigated using the theoretical model of stimulated Brillouin scattering in gain fibers. In the DTDF-10/130 double-clad thulium-doped fiber, a continuous wave with power of 100 W and wavelength of 793 nm is used as a pump to amplify a continuous signal wave with wavelength of 2 µm and power of 0.01 W. The maximum output powers of the signal wave are 25.27 W, 31.08 W and 34.06 W when the pump power filling factors are 0.01, 0.02 and 0.03, respectively. The corresponding optimal double-clad fiber lengths are 2.66 m, 2.02 m and 1.75 m. Additionally, the Stokes optical powers generated by the stimulated Brillouin scattering are 1.68 W, 1.39 W and 1.14 W, respectively. The results show that the double-clad fiber with large pump power filling factor in the thulium-doped fiber amplifier can effectively reduce the fiber length, thus to minimize the influence of stimulated Brillouin scattering on the output power of the signal laser. The numerical model can optimize the fiber length of the fiber amplifier, which is of great significance to improve experimental efficiency and reduce experimental costs.

All-solid-state acousto-optic mode-locked laser operating at 660 nm
WANG Yu-ning, ZHENG Quan, SU Xin, BAI Zhong-shu, ZHANG Xiu-qi, LIU Chao-zhi, LIU Wei
2024, 17(1): 238-244. doi: 10.37188/CO.EN-2023-0013
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Red lasers with a picosecond pulse width are widely used in various fields such as industrial, medical, scientific research and information strorage due to their narrow pulse width and high peak power. This paper presents an all-solid-state laser, operating at 660 nm with picosecond pulse width, narrow band, and high conversion efficiency, which is demonstrated by the acousto-optic mode-locked (AOML) method. By optimizing the cavity and implementing external frequency doubling with two LiB3O5 (LBO) crystals along with various techniques, a mode-locked red laser source with a maximum output power of 8.6 W is developed. The laser operates in a pulsed side-pumped regime and contains the mode-locked pulses with a frequency of 100 MHz and a pulse width of 887 ps. The optical-to-optical conversion efficiency from 1319 nm to 660 nm can reach up to 41%.

Design of all-optical logic gate based on two-dimensional photonic crystal
WU Rong, ZHANG Hao-chen, YANG Jian-ye
2024, 17(1): 245-251. doi: 10.37188/CO.EN-2023-0014
Abstract:

By embedding a line defect in a two-dimensional photonic crystal and using linear interference effect and waveguide coupling, an XNOR gate and NAND gate structure based on a two-dimensional photonic crystal is designed. The band structure of the two-dimensional photonic crystal is analyzed by using the plane wave expansion method. The time-domain finite-difference method and the linear interference effect are used to simulate the stable electric field diagram and the normalized power of the XNOR gate and NAND gates on the Rsoft platform. The simulation results demonstrate that the designed XNOR gate has a contrast of 29.5 dB, a response time of 0.073 ps, and a data transmission rate of 13.7 Tbit/s. On the other hand, the designed NAND gate has a contrast of up to 24.15 dB, a response time of 0.08 ps, and a data transmission rate of 12.5 Tbit/s. It can be seen that the designed structure has a high contrast, short response time, and fast data transmission rate.