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Far-field diffraction pattern of cube corner retroreflector at oblique incidence
Tang Kai1; Cheng Zhi-En1; Deng Hua-Rong1; Geng Ren-Fang2; Zhang Zhong-Ping1
2021-08-05
Source PublicationACTA PHYSICA SINICA
ISSN1000-3290
Volume70Issue:15Pages:10
AbstractCorner cube retroreflector (CCR) as a main optical component of laser ranging retroreflector array plays a key role in satellite laser ranging (SLR) to cooperative targets. To accurately estimate the echo energy of SLR, it is necessary to precompute photons' distribution in the distance of SLR station by calculating the Far field diffraction pattern (FFDP) of CCR under various conditions. In this paper, the analysis of the effective reflection area and optical reflectivity of CCR for arbitrary incidence angle are carried out, in which a method to calculate the CCR effective reflection area with a wider applicability is used, and the difference between optical reflectivity of metal-coated CCR and uncoated (total internal reflection) CCR is also discussed. On this basis, combined with optical diffraction theory, a simulation program for CCR FFDP calculation is established, thereby producing FFDPs of CCR for a variety of incidence angles under different coating conditions. The results show that the FFDP of metal-coated CCR is almost unrelated to the azimuth angle of incident light or polarization, but is determined only by elevation angle of incident light. The pattern is always like Airy spot or its tensile deformation. Relatively, uncoated CCR's FFDP has a more complex figure, its reflected energy is divided into several lobes whose size, number and position are all influenced by elevation and azimuth angle of incidence, and also by the polarization. Generally, the incidence direction which has a large total intensity of far optical field is to an extent the same as that of large effective reflection area and optical reflectivity. Furthermore, simulation results with uncoated CCR presents a higher relevance of incidence direction and FFDP. To verify the reliability and correctness of these simulation results, a diffraction optical experimental system at a wavelength of 1550 nm is set up to conduct laboratory confirmation, including laser, camera, beam expander, rotating platform and other essential optics. A silver-coated CCR and an uncoated CCR (both made of fuse silica, each has different dihedral angle offset) are chosen to measure their FFDPs with random polarization directions at several random incidence angles. All the measurement results are in good agreement with the simulations of FFDPs.
Keywordcorner cube retro-reflector effective reflection area far field diffraction pattern simulation calculation
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China
DOI10.7498/aps.70.20210261
WOS KeywordNEXT-GENERATION
Language英语
Funding ProjectNational Natural Science Foundation of China[U1631240] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[11903066]
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China
WOS Research AreaPhysics
WOS SubjectPhysics, Multidisciplinary
WOS IDWOS:000684055300006
PublisherCHINESE PHYSICAL SOC
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.bao.ac.cn/handle/114a11/76112
Collection中国科学院国家天文台
Corresponding AuthorCheng Zhi-En
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Shanghai Astron Observ, Shanghai 200030, Peoples R China
2.Nanjing Univ Informat Sci & Technol, Sch Remote Sensing & Geomat Engn, Nanjing 210044, Peoples R China
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Tang Kai,Cheng Zhi-En,Deng Hua-Rong,et al. Far-field diffraction pattern of cube corner retroreflector at oblique incidence[J]. ACTA PHYSICA SINICA,2021,70(15):10.
APA Tang Kai,Cheng Zhi-En,Deng Hua-Rong,Geng Ren-Fang,&Zhang Zhong-Ping.(2021).Far-field diffraction pattern of cube corner retroreflector at oblique incidence.ACTA PHYSICA SINICA,70(15),10.
MLA Tang Kai,et al."Far-field diffraction pattern of cube corner retroreflector at oblique incidence".ACTA PHYSICA SINICA 70.15(2021):10.
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