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5 March 2010 Slow light rotation sensors and gyroscopes
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Proceedings Volume 7579, Laser Resonators and Beam Control XII; 757919 (2010) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.847175
Event: SPIE LASE, 2010, San Francisco, California, United States
Abstract
Recent studies on optical rotation sensors employing slow-light media show great potential for the realization of compact, yet sensitive devices. In particular, the rapid progress in micro and nano fabrication methods render coupled cavity based slow-light structures as promising candidates for the realization of such devices. In slow-light structures, the impact of rotation is manifested in a completely different way than it does in conventional Gyros, thus giving rise to extremely different characteristics such as exponential sensitivity, phase-shift control and more. In this paper, I review the principles of slow-light rotation sensors with emphasis on the differences from conventional optical Gyros. The underlying physical mechanisms of the variously studied slow-light Gyros as well as the expected performances will be presented and compared.
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Jacob Scheuer "Slow light rotation sensors and gyroscopes", Proc. SPIE 7579, Laser Resonators and Beam Control XII, 757919 (5 March 2010); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.847175
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