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An investigation on fiber optic gyroscopes using microstructured fibers
Author(s): S. Yin; J. H. Kim; P. B. Ruffin; C. Luo
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we review currently available fiber-optic gyroscope (FOG) technologies and major noise factors limiting the performance of FOGs. We investigate possible solutions to noise factors including Rayleigh backscattering, Kerr effect, Faraday, and Shupe effects. Based on these solutions, we present the possible design of an interferometric FOGs employing microstructured fibers. A supercontinuum source can minimize Rayleigh backscattering and Kerr effect by reducing the coherence length of FOGs. Also, by using a photonic bandgap fiber with hollow core, Kerr, Faraday and Shupe effects can be minimized.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 August 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6314, Photorefractive Fiber and Crystal Devices: Materials, Optical Properties, and Applications XII, 63141H (24 August 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.680089
Show Author Affiliations
S. Yin, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
J. H. Kim, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
P. B. Ruffin, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research (United States)
C. Luo, General Opto Solutions, LLC (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6314:
Photorefractive Fiber and Crystal Devices: Materials, Optical Properties, and Applications XII
Francis T. S. Yu; Ruyan Guo; Shizhuo S. Yin, Editor(s)

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