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Two-Wavelength, Wide-Dynamic Range Fiber Gyroscope
Author(s): A. D. Kersey; A. Dandridge; N. J. Frigo; W. K. Burns
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Paper Abstract

An optical fiber gyroscope configuration which utilizes dual wavelength determination of the Sagnac shift is described. It is shown that this provides a means of extending the unambiguous rotation sensing range, and thus the dynamic range, of the gyroscope. An increase in unambiguous sensing range ~ x 45 is demonstrated using an all-fiber gyroscope, giving an absolute dynamic range of ~ 10 6.

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Date Published: 11 March 1987
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0719, Fiber Optic Gyros: 10th Anniversary Conf, (11 March 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.937548
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A. D. Kersey, Naval Research Laboratory (United States)
A. Dandridge, Naval Research Laboratory (United States)
N. J. Frigo, Naval Research Laboratory (United States)
W. K. Burns, Naval Research Laboratory (United States)


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

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