Issue #6/2013O.Kazantseva Russian Laser Mission in China OVC EXPO 2013 Exhibition
Naming all the organizers of the above events and the Chinese government bodies which supported them would take a whole page of our journal. But what is surprising is that, compared to the previous, similar forum, during whose opening all the present officials made their short speeches, this year many of them were not given the floor. As a result, the official opening ceremony was short and hardly pompous. The OVC EXPO 2013 exhibition consisted of several subject sections, including the following: Optical communication technology: fiber-optic cables, optoelectronic devices, optical communication systems and equipment. Lasers for various applications: industrial, military, medical and material-working lasers, entertainment lasers and distance measurement lasers. Optical displays: TFT-LCD, OLED, LCOS and 3D, high-definition displays for audio- and video-equipment, electronic paper, new imaging technology. LED-based lighting equipment. Microcircuitry: their design, testing and software.
Consumer electronics: multimedia products, digital consumer electronics, personal computers, digital devices and automotive electronics. Solar power equipment. Geoinformation equipment: mapping and remote sensing technology, satellite navigation technology, GIS technology. Each member of the Russian delegation made a short, presentation report within the frameworks of the Third International Laser Technology and Industry Forum and the Seventh Russian-Chinese Laser Technology. Guo Yuejin, Director of the Science and Technology Department of the Hubei Province Government, said words of welcome on the part of the Chinese side. Guo Yuejin said that there were only five free economic zones in the People’s Republic of China, and three of them are high-tech zones, including one such zone in Wuhan. Planning of the City of the Future began three years ago, and good conditions for work have already been created. So, the city now actively invites both specialists and companies. At present, 180 residents are registered in Wuhan, and fifty percent of them are international companies. I.Kovsh, President of the Russian Laser Association (LAS) who headed the Russian delegation, said that the Russian Laser Association participated in the event for the seventh time, showing a collective exposition this year. Its participants included the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, OAO NPP Inzhekt (Saratov), ZAO Mostkom (Ryazan), VMP Lazernaya Tekhnika i Tekhnologiya (Kirov), OAO Zagorsky Optiko-Mekhanichesky Zavod and ZAO RITs TEKHNOSFERA, the publisher of the Photonics journal. This year, task of the Russian delegation was to present project that could be implemented in joint ventures or in cooperation with the Chinese side. And, by the way, huge number of Russian specialists visited China during the seven years of the Russian-Chinese cooperation in the area, and some fifteen joint, Russian-Chinese ventures are now operating in the People’s Republic of China. S.Sokolov presented Saratov-based OAO NPP Inzhproekt’s project aimed at joint development and production of laser soldering machines. It is planned that NNP Inzhproekt will develop a diode laser emitter for the plant and a power unit for the emitter, while the Chinese side will develop a robotized mechanical-drive and emitter position control system, a power supply unit, a solder wire feeder mechanism and the machine operation control unit. The prototype laser soldering system is UNIX-413LII (with the UPM-011A solder wire feed mechanism). This robotized, local, laser soldering system has been produced by Japan’s Unix Со. Ltd. Since 2000. In his report, Sokolov considered in detail the areas of application of the point soldering machine application and the advantages of its use. (Diode laser soldering system specifications: visual observation system; coaxially placed CCD camera; software controlled laser gate; CW 30 laser radiated power – 45 watts; diode laser wave length – 808 nm or 915 to 980 nm; laser danger class 4, a protection screen is required for safe laser operation). S.Yurko, a representative of Ryazan-based ZAO Mostkom, told about his company and its products, which are wireless laser communication equipment, as well as about the advantages of laser means of communication and areas of their use. ZAO Mostkom proposed three areas of cooperation with the Chinese side. In the area of commerce – search for a Chinese business partner who is capable to organize sale of equipment and maintenance service in the territory of еру People’s Republic of China, with sales expectations are at $1 million or greater. In the area of production – production of FSO equipment for the Chinese and international markets under a license from ZAO Mostkom in a joint Russian-Chinese venture. In the area of scientific research – research, to be carried out together with the Chinese scientific research centers, into the long-distance propagation (for distances longer than 20 km) of light beams of different structure in the atmosphere with a view to development of the optimal FSO equipment which ensure high reliability of information transfer (BER<10-10) between ground stations and flying vehicles. O.Kazantseva, general director, presented the journal published by her company. They are "ELECTRONICS: Science, Technology, Business", "PHOTONICS", "NANOINDUSTRY", "LAST MILE" and "ANALYTICS". To the Chinese side Kazantseva proposed cooperation in the area of advertising and exchange of information, and she also suggested that the PHOTONICS journal might be translated into the Chinese language. A.Chirkov, Professor at Kirov-based Vyatka State University and general director of VMP Lazernaya Tekhnika i Tekhnologiya, presented an educational program named "Professional Development of the Engineering and Technical Personnel and Training of the Chinese University Students in the Areas of the Laser and Hybrid laser Technology". The training program has been designed for the specialists who introduce laser, metal-working technology in the metallurgical, gas, pipe, oil refining, aircraft-building, car, machine-building, tool-making, nuclear and other industries. VMP Lazernaya Tekhnika i Tekhnologiya also made a proposal to establish a joint, Russian-Chinese venture to introduce the laser surfacing, hardening and welding technology in the Chinese industries such as the metal-working, gas, pipe-making, oil and gas, aircraft-building and tool making industries. When making his report, Chirkov described in detail the advantages of the method for each of the above industries, presenting many illustrations. A.Fomichev, Professor at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology who represented ZAO LAZEX, presented a project named "Modernization of the Integrated Laser, Satellite Navigation System and Establishment of Production in the People’s Republic of China". What is planned is modernization of the NSI-2000/NSI-2000MT/NSI-2000МТG series navigation systems based on laser gyroscopes and intended for the civil aircraft control purposes and launching their production in the People’s Republic of China. To do that, it is planned to develop an inertial, satellite navigation system using the Customer-made parts and components, such as gyroscopes, including laser ones, accelerometers and satellite-born receivers compatible with the BeiDou and GLONASS systems. It is planned that the development work will be carried out on the basis of Customer’s integrated navigation system which has already been successfully used in aircraft for 15 years. It is implied that the partners in this project will be a company which as a research laboratory and a university. ZAO LAZEX can provide for the joint project development of sections of the designer documentation for the system to be developed, test software, testing techniques and recommendations for parts and components selection. The partner is expected to provide a research and production base, qualified personnel and funding for the R&D work. If the joint project continues, its source of funds will be the profit from sale of the navigation system on the Chinese market and markets of other BRIC countries. V. Temkin, OAO Zagorsky Optiko-Mekhanichesky Zavod (OAO ZOMZ) director for marketing and foreign economic activity, presented the products of his company to the audience. OAO Zagorsky Optiko-Mekhanichesky Zavod (OAO ZOMZ) is a member of a Russian industrial holding, Schwabe, of the Rostekhnologii state corporation. The OAO ZOMZ management views cooperation with the Chinese side as joint production of medical instruments and equipment (instrument tables with electric drives, gynecological chairs, dentist work places, etc.). It is expected that prototype models will be developed in the People’s Republic of China, production will be carried at OAO ZOMZ’s plant and products will be marketed in Russia and other CIS countries. At the same time, it is planned that orders for production of parts and components for medical and laboratory instruments and opera glasses in accordance with OAO ZOMZ’s documentation will be placed to production plants in the People’s Republic of China.