Serrodyne phase modulation is one of the most widely used frequency shifting techniques in a resonator micro-optic gyro (RMOG). However, to achieve high gyro performance, extraordinary linearity of the serrodyne waveform is critically required. In this paper, compact RMOG with an ultrashort micro-optic resonator using analog triangle phase modulation is proposed. Theoretical analysis on the effects of second and third order nonlinearity of the modulation waveform, along with quantitative calculation of errors induced by the modulating nonlinearity, is presented. Performances of the established RMOG system are experimentally demonstrated, with nonlinearity measurement of the generated and applied triangle waveform. The proposed scheme shows great capability in near-linear waveform generation with quite simple electrical elements.
The application of SOI wafer in integrated optical components provides a novel method of increasing the density of
integration, as well as reducing unit cost. This paper designed a new kind of waveguides coupler for an integrated optical
transceiver unit of an interferometric fiber optic gyroscope system. Based on effective index method and beam
propagation method (BPM), mathematic model of the waveguides coupler was founded, and theory calculation and
analysis were finished for key parameters, such as coupling ratio, effective coupling length, division radio and returning
loss, etc. Also these parameters were optimized in practice coupler design which used in integrated optical transceiver.
The design results indicated that its division radio is 50%:50%, coupler core size is 6μm×5.5μm, length of the chip is
25mm and width between two export ports of the waveguides is 400μm. With electron beam lithography machine the
mask of silicon-on-insulator (SOI) waveguides coupler was fabricated. The mask fabrication parameters were developed
and optimized in this paper. Detect results shown that this optical waveguides coupler can be used in integrated optical
transceiver unit for the interferometric fiber optic gyroscope system. This result can provide significant theory basic for
research on high integrated, high reliably, low cost integrated optical components used for interferometric fiber optic