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Angular movement optical sensor
Author(s): Salvador Palma-Vargas; G. Eduardo Sandoval-Romero; Angélica Ramírez-Ibarra
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Paper Abstract

Most of the investigations that exist about the interferometer of Sagnac in our days, are made through fiber optic, which has the great advantage of having a big area size in very little space wound in a nucleus. The first interferometers of Sagnac, were used for very big angular speeds measures, it didn't have the advances to carry out detections of small signs, because the measurements systems like photo-detectors, amplifiers, filters, etc. didn't have the capacity of the systems that now exist. That is one reason that our experiments are based on the electronic advances, to make detections of phase changes of until less than 0.1 nm with area of 0.025 m2. Besides we proposed changes in the original interferometer diagram, adding some elements that can helps to achieve a bigger sensibility, accuracy and reduction of noise. Another of the advantages of use an interferometer of Sagnac, is work directly with the beams that travel through it, because we can observe the behavior from the optic road to external physical effects, like angular velocity or speed and little movements. Finally the acquisition devises and the software were used for calculate the angular frequency of the sensor directly from the experiment and know the parameters of the movement.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6343, Photonics North 2006, 634329 (8 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.707966
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Salvador Palma-Vargas, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
G. Eduardo Sandoval-Romero, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Angélica Ramírez-Ibarra, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6343:
Photonics North 2006
Pierre Mathieu, Editor(s)

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