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Fuzzy logic control of a nitrogen laser

Tam, Siu-Chung, Tan, Siong-Chai, Neo, Wah-Peng, Foong, Sze-Chern, Chan, Choon-Hao, Ho, Anthony T. S., Chua, Hock-Chuan and Lee, Sing (2001) Fuzzy logic control of a nitrogen laser Optical Engineering, 40 (2). pp. 237-244.


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Traditionally, the stability of the output of a laser is controlled through scientific means or by a simple feedback loop. For multiinput multioutput control and for medium- to high-power lasers, however, these control schemes may break down. We report on the use of a fuzzy logic control scheme to improve the stability of a pulsed nitrogen laser. Specifically, the nitrogen laser is modeled as a two-input two-output system. The two input parameters are the discharge voltage (V) and nitrogen pressure (P), and the two output parameters are the pulse energy (E) and pulse width (PW). The performance of the fuzzy logic controller is compared with a decoupled two-channel PID (proportional + integral + derivative) controller. In our experiment, the long-term stabilities of the open-loop system are 1.82% root mean square (rms) for pulse energy and 4.58% rms for pulse width. The PID controller achieves better performance with long-term stabilities of 1.46% rms for pulse energy and 4.46% rms for pulse width. The fuzzy logic controller performs the best with long-term stabilities of 1.02% rms for pulse energy and 4.24% rms for pulse width, respectively.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Computing Science
Authors :
Tam, Siu-Chung
Tan, Siong-Chai
Neo, Wah-Peng
Foong, Sze-Chern
Chan, Choon-Hao
Ho, Anthony T.
Chua, Hock-Chuan
Lee, Sing
Date : 1 February 2001
DOI : 10.1117/1.1336530
Additional Information : Copyright 2001 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. This paper was published in Optical Engineering, 40, 237-244 and is made available as an electronic reprint with permission of SPIE. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic or multiple reproduction, distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper are prohibited.
Depositing User : Mr Adam Field
Date Deposited : 27 May 2010 14:45
Last Modified : 16 Jan 2019 16:23

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