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Large incidence angle and defocus influence cat's eye retro-reflector
Author(s): Lai-xian Zhang; Hua-yan Sun; Yan-zhong Zhao; Ji-guang Yang; Yong-hui Zheng
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Paper Abstract

Cat’s eye lens make the laser beam retro-reflected exactly to the opposite direction of the incidence beam, called cat’s eye effect, which makes rapid acquiring, tracking and pointing of free space optical communication possible. Study the influence of cat’s eye effect to cat’s eye retro-reflector at large incidence angle is useful. This paper analyzed the process of how the incidence angle and focal shit affect effective receiving area, retro-reflected beam divergence angle, central deviation of cat’s eye retro-reflector at large incidence angle and cat’s eye effect factor using geometrical optics method, and presented the analytic expressions. Finally, numerical simulation was done to prove the correction of the study. The result shows that the efficiency receiving area of cat’s eye retro-reflector is mainly affected by incidence angle when the focal shift is positive, and it decreases rapidly when the incidence angle increases; the retro-reflected beam divergence and central deviation is mainly affected by focal shift, and within the effective receiving area, the central deviation is smaller than beam divergence in most time, which means the incidence beam can be received and retro-reflected to the other terminal in most time. The cat’s eye effect factor gain is affected by both incidence angle and focal shift.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 November 2014
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9300, International Symposium on Optoelectronic Technology and Application 2014: Infrared Technology and Applications, 93000C (20 November 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2069926
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Lai-xian Zhang, The Academy of Equipment Command & Technology (China)
Hua-yan Sun, The Academy of Equipment Command & Technology (China)
Yan-zhong Zhao, The Academy of Equipment Command & Technology (China)
Ji-guang Yang, The Academy of Equipment Command & Technology (China)
Yong-hui Zheng, The Academy of Equipment Command & Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9300:
International Symposium on Optoelectronic Technology and Application 2014: Infrared Technology and Applications
Mircea Guina; Haimei Gong; Zhichuan Niu; Jin Lu, Editor(s)

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