1 October 1995 Investigation of the effects of temporal thermal gradients in fiber optic gyroscope sensing coils
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We investigate the effects of the nonreciprocity caused by time-varying, radial thermal gradients in interferometric fiber gyroscope sensing coils. Four identical sensing coils have been wound with elliptical core and Panda polarization-maintaining fibers in straight and quadrupolar wind configurations. The induced gyro bias drift, measured as a function of the elevated temperature and time, is presented and compared with a simple heat-conduction model. Qualitative agreement is reached with suitable choices of material parameters.
Cassie M. Lofts, Cassie M. Lofts, Paul B. Ruffin, Paul B. Ruffin, Mike D. Parker, Mike D. Parker, Chi C. Sung, Chi C. Sung, } "Investigation of the effects of temporal thermal gradients in fiber optic gyroscope sensing coils," Optical Engineering 34(10), (1 October 1995). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.210771 . Submission:
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