15 December 1978 Fiber Optic Rotation Sensor (FORS) Laboratory Performance Evaluation
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Abstract
A single axis rotation sensor, utilizing a 200 m single mode optical fiber in a 30 cm diameter coil has been constructed and tested in the laboratory. A He-Ne laser is the light source for the Sagnac interferometer-mode sensor. The outputs of Si detectors viewing two complementary interference patterns are electronically differenced to obtain a rotation-dependent signal. Linear response over a rotation rate range of about 10-4 to 10-1 rad s-1 was obtained.
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Raymond Goldstein, Raymond Goldstein, Willis C. Goss, Willis C. Goss, } "Fiber Optic Rotation Sensor (FORS) Laboratory Performance Evaluation", Proc. SPIE 0157, Laser Inertial Rotation Sensors, (15 December 1978); doi: 10.1117/12.965475; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.965475
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