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Lithium niobate-based integrated optic chip utilizing digital electrode layout for use in a miniature fiber optic rate sensor
Author(s): Manjeet S. Ner; Manfred W. Kemmler; Guenter Spahlinger
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes to the best of our knowledge the first implementation of a Lithium Niobate based 8 bit electroded integrated optic waveguide fiber optic gyro chip referred here to as 'Digi-MIOC', which has been used in a Sagnac effect exploiting micro fiber optic rate sensor ((mu) -FORS) developed by LITEF. The paper highlights various features of a Digi-MIOC, such as design philosophy, fabrication aspects, and test procedures to evaluate static and dynamic characteristics of the electro-optic parameters. As a consequence of this work, it has been possible for LITEF to cost effectively mass produce Digi-MIOCs. When used in closed loop operation, the Digi-MIOC forms the key optical component of a (mu) -FORS to aid the required optical-to- electrical signal processing to give linear output for input rates of rotation. Various test results and features of LITEF's (mu) -FORS, such as small size, large rotation rate measurement potential, low drive power and high reliability are also highlighted.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 November 1996
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2837, Fiber Optic Gyros: 20th Anniversary Conference, (12 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.258195
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Manjeet S. Ner, LITEF GmbH (Germany)
Manfred W. Kemmler, LITEF GmbH (Germany)
Guenter Spahlinger, LITEF GmbH (Germany)

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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