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Fundamentals of the interferometric fiber optic gyroscope
Author(s): Herve C. Lefevre
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Paper Abstract

This paper reviews the basics of the interferometric fiber- optic gyroscope: fundamental principle based on Sagnac effect, importance of reciprocity and single-mode propagation, analysis of coherence and polarization problems, signal processing techniques. It also describes the technological progress of guided-wave components. Finally, recent trends like multi-axis configurations and rare-earth doped fiber source are presented.

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Date Published: 12 November 1996
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 2837, Fiber Optic Gyros: 20th Anniversary Conference, (12 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.258167
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Herve C. Lefevre, Photonetics SA (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2837:
Fiber Optic Gyros: 20th Anniversary Conference
Eric Udd; Herve C. Lefevre; Kazuo Hotate, Editor(s)

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