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Effect Of Phase Modulation On Coherent Rayleigh Backscatter Noise
Author(s): J. M. Mackintosh; J. L. McMillan; B. Culshaw
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents the results of a series of experiments performed on a fibre optic gyroscope to determine the effect of different phase modulation frequencies and modulation depths on coherent backscatter noise. The results suggest that coherent backscatter is modulated in quadrature with the Sagnac signal although a presently unexplained noise source is also detected in-phase with the Sagnac signal.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 March 1987
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0719, Fiber Optic Gyros: 10th Anniversary Conf, (11 March 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.937540
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J. M. Mackintosh, University of Strathclyde (Scotland)
J. L. McMillan, University of Strathclyde (Scotland)
B. Culshaw, University of Strathclyde (Scotland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0719:
Fiber Optic Gyros: 10th Anniversary Conf
Eric Udd, Editor(s)

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