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Early work on fiber optic gyro technology at McDonnell Douglas and spinoffs leading to acoustic sensing, distributed sensing, and a secure fiber optic communication system
Author(s): Eric Udd
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Paper Abstract

In the late 1970s the closed loop fiber optic gyro was invented and demonstrated at McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Company in Huntington Beach, California. This development was followed by a series of derivative inventions that included the Sagnac acoustic sensor, Sagnac distributed sensors and finally a Sagnac secure fiber optic communication system. This paper provides an overview of these developments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 August 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6314, Photorefractive Fiber and Crystal Devices: Materials, Optical Properties, and Applications XII, 63140H (24 August 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.683813
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Eric Udd, Columbia Gorge Research, 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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