Quartz tuning fork is a kind of widely used piezoelectric device. However, as a hard and brittle material, silicon dioxide crystal, which is the core component of tuning fork, is difficult to realize high precision microprocessing. In this paper, femtosecond laser is used to process silicon dioxide crystal. The laser processing parameters which affect quality of tuning fork sidewall are theoretically analyzed, and an experimental study is carried out to optimize the technological parameters and improve the quality of tuning fork crystal. In addition, a set of processing route of quartz tuning device is designed, The tuning fork sensor manufactured has the characteristics of low cost, compact structure, low power consumption and will have a wide application prospects in the future.
This paper proposes a portable ultrasonic guided wave detector based on ADLINK COM Express (Computer On Module Express) computer module. This detector is equipped with Windows7 operating system and uses the PCIe (Peripheral Component Interconnect Express) bus as the FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) of COM Express and Xilinx. The data transmission rate can reach 500MB/s in the transmission line. In addition, a self-developed high-voltage pulse signal generation circuit and signal acquisition circuit are used in the analog circuit. Finally, this developed detector is used to excite ultrasonic guided waves in the aluminum plate and the pipe to realize the identification of defect echo signals in these two structures, which verify the reliability of the designed detector.