22 February 2017 Ring mirror fiber laser gyroscope
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In this work we present a new architecture for a laser gyroscope based on the use of a Sagnac fiber loop mirror. The proposed system has the unique property that its scale factor can be increased by increasing the gain of the optical amplifier used in the system as demonstrated experimentally using standard single mode fiber and explained physically by the system operation. The proposed gyroscope system is also capable of identifying the direction of rotation. This new structure opens the door for a new category of low cost optical gyroscopes.
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Mohamed Y. Shalaby, Mohamed Y. Shalaby, Kamal Khalil, Kamal Khalil, Abdelrahman E. Afifi, Abdelrahman E. Afifi, Diaa Khalil, Diaa Khalil, } "Ring mirror fiber laser gyroscope", Proc. SPIE 10083, Fiber Lasers XIV: Technology and Systems, 1008321 (22 February 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2252900; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2252900

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