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Beat Frequency Locking In Passive Ring Laser Gyroscopes
Author(s): Mark Hereld; Dana Z. Anderson
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Paper Abstract

Several years ago Ezekiel proposed and built a passive ring laser gyroscope whereby laser light is injected into an optical cavity via an external source'. The passive approach has potentially several advantages over the active ring gyro, as has been pointed out by Ezekiel and others 2,3,4. Among them are elimination of Langmuir flow effects and elimination of magnetic field sensitivity. When considering the passive RLG it might appear that it should not exhibit the beat frequency locking phenomenons. We wish to point out that at least under some conditions, the passive gyro should show locking behavior.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 October 1984
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0487, Physics of Optical Ring Gyros, (4 October 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.943246
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Mark Hereld, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Dana Z. Anderson, California Institute of Technology (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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