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Experiment to separate the Fresnel drag and Sagnac effects in a fiber optic gyro
Author(s): Ricardo T. de Carvalho; James N. Blake
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Paper Abstract

The theoretical explanation of the Sagnac effect form the point of view of special relativity states that the effect is the combined result of the Fresnel drag effect of the rotating loop medium and the movement of the loop coupler with respect to the light wave initial input position. We assembled a set-up to test the validity of this superposition model and discuss the results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 November 1996
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2837, Fiber Optic Gyros: 20th Anniversary Conference, (12 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.258178
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Ricardo T. de Carvalho, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
James N. Blake, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)


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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