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Hybrid air-core photonic bandgap fiber ring resonator and implications for resonant fiber optic gyro
Author(s): Yuchao Yan; Linglan Wang; Huilian Ma; Diqing Ying; Zhonghe Jin
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Paper Abstract

A novel hybrid polarization-maintaining (PM) air-core photonic bandgap fiber (PBF) ring resonator is demonstrated by using a conventional PM fiber coupler formed by splicing a section of air-core PBF into the resonator. The coupling loss between the PM air-core PBF and the conventional solid-core PM fiber is reduced down to ∼1.8 dB per junction. With the countermeasures proposed to reduce the backscattering induced noise, a bias stability of approximately 0.007 °/s was observed over a 1 hour timeframe, which is the best result reported to date, to the best of our knowledge, for RFOGs equipped with a hybrid air-core PBF ring resonator.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 July 2015
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 9655, Fifth Asia-Pacific Optical Sensors Conference, 96550I (20 July 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2184415
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Yuchao Yan, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Linglan Wang, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Huilian Ma, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Diqing Ying, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Zhonghe Jin, Zhejiang Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9655:
Fifth Asia-Pacific Optical Sensors Conference
Byoungho Lee; Sang-Bae Lee; Yunjiang Rao, Editor(s)

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