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Low Cost Multimode Fiber Optic Rotation Sensor
Author(s): Ronald J. Fredricks; Dean R. Johnson
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Paper Abstract

A fiber optic Sagnac interferometer employing multimode fiber and a simple LED light source was designed and built by the authors. Results from both a computer simulation and actual laboratory tests of such an inherently low cost rotation rate sensor are given in this paper. These are compared to recent theoretical and experimental articles on multimode fiber optic rate sensors appearing mainly in the Soviet literature.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 March 1988
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 0838, Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors V, (23 March 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.942495
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Ronald J. Fredricks, Consultant (United States)
Dean R. Johnson, Western Michigan University (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0838:
Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors V
Ramon P. DePaula; Eric Udd, Editor(s)

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