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Compensation method for random drifts of laser beams based on moving average feedback control
Author(s): Lixia Zhang; Ruilin Wang; Wumei Lin; Zhijie Liao
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Paper Abstract

In order to eliminate the measurement errors caused by the instability of laser beams, a real-time compensation algorithms for the random drifts of laser beams based on moving average (MA) correction mechanism was presented. By establishing a correction model with two fast steering mirrors in the beam delivery path and analyzing the pulse to pulse beam fluctuation, a real-time beam drifts correction is implemented based on closed loop feedback control, which especially focuses on reducing the pulse to pulse drifts and ground fluctuations. The simulation results show that this algorithm can control beam drifts effectively. Optimal MA can be reduced to 3n-1/2 times (n--pulse numbers in a window) without the ground vibrations. There are a series of improvements on the moving standard deviation (MSD) as well. MSD get a sudden decline at the window pulse. Meanwhile, the drifts can be restrained while loading the ground vibrations without any big jump, and the dropping amplitude is bigger than without the ground vibration. MSD drop while the whole system is controlled by this compensation method and the results are stable. The key of this compensation method for random drifts of laser beams based on moving average feedback control lies in the appropriate corrections formula. What is more, this algorithm which is practical can achieve high precision control of direction drifts.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 October 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8417, 6th International Symposium on Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing Technologies: Optical Test and Measurement Technology and Equipment, 84170Q (15 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.963472
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Lixia Zhang, Institute of Optics and Electronics (China)
Graduate Univ. of Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
Ruilin Wang, Institute of Optics and Electronics (China)
Graduate Univ. of Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
Wumei Lin, Institute of Optics and Electronics (China)
Zhijie Liao, Institute of Optics and Electronics (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8417:
6th International Symposium on Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing Technologies: Optical Test and Measurement Technology and Equipment
Yudong Zhang; Libin Xiang; Sandy To, Editor(s)

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