1 February 1991 Recent developments in fiber optic ring laser gyros
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Proceedings Volume 1367, Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors VIII; (1991) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.24734
Event: SPIE Microelectronic Interconnect and Integrated Processing Symposium, 1990, San Jose, United States
Abstract
It was previosly observed (Aronowitz, 1971; Zarinetchi et al., 1989) that, in a Brillouin fiber-optic laser gyro with identical laser frequencies along the counterpropagating directions, there occur, at low rotation rates, the lock-in phenomena normally encountered in bulk-optic ring laser gyros due to backscattering. This paper presents rotation data that are free from lock-in phenomena, from a laser gyro in which the two Brillouin lasers are separated by a fixed offset at zero rotation rate. Also presented is a measurement of the beat between the two counterpropagating Brillouin lasers, which determines the ultimate performance of this gyro.
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Stephen P. Smith, Stephen P. Smith, F. Zarinetchi, F. Zarinetchi, Shaoul Ezekiel, Shaoul Ezekiel, } "Recent developments in fiber optic ring laser gyros", Proc. SPIE 1367, Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors VIII, (1 February 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.24734; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.24734
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