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Noise Problems In Rotation Sensors
Author(s): Ronald L. Phillips; Larry C. Andrews
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Paper Abstract

This paper is an analysis of temperature and birefringence fluctuation effects on the operation of a Sagnac fiber optic gyroscope. The temperature fluctuations and vibrations cause the optical path length of the light waves within the fiber to fluctuate, and this in turn causes the phase of the optical waves to vary in a random fashion. The random phase variations are a noise source in the gyro and the magnitude of the effect depends upon the demodulation technique used to determine the Sagnac phase shift.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 January 1986
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0566, Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors III, (3 January 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.949767
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Ronald L. Phillips, University of Central Florida (United States)
Larry C. Andrews, University of Central Florida (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0566:
Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors III
Emery L. Moore; O. Glenn Ramer, Editor(s)

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