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Silica waveguide-type ring resonators for resonant micro-optic gyroscopes
Author(s): Yi Lin; Jianjie Zhang; Hanzhao Li; Huilian Ma; Zhonghe Jin
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Paper Abstract

The resonant micro-optic gyroscope (RMOG) is an attractive candidate for inertial rotation sensors requiring small, light and robust gyros. A high-performance RMOG needs a low-loss and high finesse waveguide-type ring resonator (WRR). Two general configurations of the WRRs which are made of Ge-doped silica core waveguides based on plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition including the reflector-type and the transmitter-type are introduced. The reflector-type WRR with a length of 7.9 cm and a diameter of 2.5 cm has a finesse of 196.7 and a resonant depth of 98%. In addition, it’s pigtailed with single-polarization fiber to reduce the polarization error. The transmitter-type WRR with a length of 15.9 cm and a diameter of 5.06 cm has a finesse of 128 and a resonant depth of 95%. The waveguide loss low as 0.007 dB/cm has been measured, leading to the shot-noise limited sensitivity of 1.0°/h when the average optical power at the input of the photodetector is 1 mW and the detecting bandwidth is 1 Hz.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 October 2017
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 10460, AOPC 2017: Optoelectronics and Micro/Nano-Optics, 1046002 (24 October 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2281220
Show Author Affiliations
Yi Lin, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Jianjie Zhang, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Hanzhao Li, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Huilian Ma, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Zhonghe Jin, Zhejiang Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10460:
AOPC 2017: Optoelectronics and Micro/Nano-Optics
Min Qiu; Min Gu; Xiaocong Yuan; Zhiping Zhou, Editor(s)

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