1 August 1994 Reduction of nonreciprocity noise in wound fiber optic interferometers
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Nonreciprocity caused by temperature-rate-induced phase bias in fiber optic interferometers is experimentally investigated. A series of temperature ramp rates is applied to several fiber optic test coils to produce time-varying thermal gradients along the axial and radial directions. Data on the induced peak rate are presented for coils wound using the conventional (end-to-end) wind and the quadrupolar (center-to-end) wind. The quadrupolar-wound coil exhibits substantially lower sensitivity to temperature transients. It is found that the conventional wind can be considered for low-perlormance, low-cost systems operating in moderately adverse environments.
Paul B. Ruffin, Paul B. Ruffin, Cassie M. Lofts, Cassie M. Lofts, Chi C. Sung, Chi C. Sung, Jerry L. Page, Jerry L. Page, } "Reduction of nonreciprocity noise in wound fiber optic interferometers," Optical Engineering 33(8), (1 August 1994). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.173562 . Submission:

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