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Superluminescent Diode (SLD) Wavelength Control In High Performance Fiber Optic Gyroscopes
Author(s): R. F. Schuma; K. M. Killian
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Paper Abstract

High performance fiber optic gyroscopes require a high degree of scale factor stability. Scale factor is directly dependent' on the wavelength of the light source, regardless of whether the fiber optic gyroscope is operated open or closed loop. The light source of choice is a broadband AlGaAs superluminescent diode (SLD). This paper describes a compact, stable, passive SLD wavelength monitoring device which can measure the mean wavelength of an SLD to an accuracy that meets stability requirements.

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Date Published: 11 March 1987
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0719, Fiber Optic Gyros: 10th Anniversary Conf, (11 March 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.937557
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R. F. Schuma, Allied Corporation (United States)
K. M. Killian, Allied Corporation (United States)

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

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