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Hybrid integration of fiber optic gyroscopes operating in harsh environments
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Paper Abstract

The development of the first fully integrated 4-channel fiber optic gyroscope "optical engine" is presented. The optical engine integrates the equivalent of more than 24 discrete optical components into a hybrid chip with a size of 67x11x3 mm. After the optical engine is spliced to fiber sensor coils, the performance of the gyroscope has been benchmarked to be equivalent to the performance of a navigation grade gyroscope fabricated with discrete components.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 September 2011
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8164, Nanophotonics and Macrophotonics for Space Environments V, 81640Q (19 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.895249
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William K. Bischel, Gener8, Inc. (United States)
Mikhail A. Kouchnir, Gener8, Inc. (United States)
Martin Bitter, Gener8, Inc. (United States)
Ram Yahalom, Infiber Technology, Inc. (United States)
Edward W. Taylor, International Photonics Consultants, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8164:
Nanophotonics and Macrophotonics for Space Environments V
Edward W. Taylor; David A. Cardimona, Editor(s)

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