11 March 1987 Integrated Optics Implementation Of A Fiber Optic Rotation Sensor: Analysis And Development
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Proceedings Volume 0719, Fiber Optic Gyros: 10th Anniversary Conf; (1987) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.937547
Event: Cambridge Symposium-Fiber/LASE '86, 1986, Cambridge, MA, United States
Abstract
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory is developing a Fiber Optic Rotation Sensor (FORS) for use on the Mariner Mark II series of planetary explorer craft and in other space applications. FORS is a closed-loop, phase-nulling device and embodies a number of interesting innovations. Chief among these are the incorporation of the device's couplers, phase modulators and polarizer on a single lithium niobate (LiNbO3) integrate optics chip and a novel means of reading out angular position and rotation rate based on optical beat detection Various aspects of the FORS design and operation are described and discussed. Particular attention is paid to analyzing errors attributable to polarizer imperfection and the so-called residual Michelson effect.
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R. K. Bartman, R. K. Bartman, B. R. Youmans, B. R. Youmans, N. M. Nerheim, N. M. Nerheim, } "Integrated Optics Implementation Of A Fiber Optic Rotation Sensor: Analysis And Development", Proc. SPIE 0719, Fiber Optic Gyros: 10th Anniversary Conf, (11 March 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.937547; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.937547
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