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Out-Of-Plane Laser Gyro Configurations And Magnetic Biases
Author(s): Graham J. Martin
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Paper Abstract

Nonplanar active ring laser cavities and their uses for the gyro builder are discussed and it is shown how a slightly nonplanar configuration may create magnetic sensitivities and how they may be controlled. Another origin of magnetic biases in both square and triangular ring laser gyros, namely stress-induced linear birefringence in the gyro mirrors, is examined and possible experimental arrangements for measuring the size of birefringences produced by stress in mirrors suggested.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 1984
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0478, Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors II, (17 September 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.942676
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Graham J. Martin, Litton Guidance and Control Division (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0478:
Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors II
Emery L. Moore; O. Glenn Ramer, Editor(s)

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