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Basic Ring Laser Gyro Theory
Author(s): Murray Sargent
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Paper Abstract

The semiclassical theory of a ring laser gyro is reviewed including discussion of the Sagnac effect, mode coupling, mode locking, dither, bias techniques, role of isotopes, and gaseous laser media. In addition a fully quantized theory for media with nonmoving atoms is used to examine the stability of unidirectional operation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 October 1984
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0487, Physics of Optical Ring Gyros, (4 October 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.943244
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Murray Sargent, The University of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0487:
Physics of Optical Ring Gyros
Stephen F. Jacobs; Joseph E. Killpatrick; Virgil E. Sanders; Murray Sargent; Marlan O. Scully; James H. Simpson, Editor(s)

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