1 July 1992 Proposed mechanism for lock-in growth in ring laser gyros
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Abstract
A model is developed which explains the lock-in growth phenomenon in ring laser gyros (RLGs), based on the concept of a 'burn-in' reflection grating proposed by Chao et al. (1984). It is suggested that a 'burn-in grating' is produced by the photoinduced refractive index modulation of the dielectric mirror stack. Experimental results supporting the burn-in grating model are presented, including lock-in growth and recovery measurements, second-order optical nonlinear activity measurements confirming electrooptic activity, and high- and low-intensity laser-induced damage measurements.
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Sven G. Roden, Sven G. Roden, David A. Andrews, David A. Andrews, Christopher Knipe, Christopher Knipe, Terence A. King, Terence A. King, } "Proposed mechanism for lock-in growth in ring laser gyros", Proc. SPIE 1694, Sensors and Sensor Systems for Guidance and Navigation II, (1 July 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.138140; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.138140
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