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Fiber-Optic Rotation Sensors
Author(s): Willis C. Goss
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Paper Abstract

Fiber optic inertial frame rotation sensors based upon the Sagnac Effect offer the possibility of advantages in production cost, operating lifetime and performance over traditional spun mass and non-waveguide laser gyro's. A number of design approaches are possible which fall broadly into the two categories of single and dual-frequency inter ferometers. A feature in common to all is the need to control the relative phase of the counter-propagating waves at certain points within the sensors by introducing a nonreciprocal phase bias. This paper discusses the family of possible design approaches.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 September 1980
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0224, Fiber Optics for Communications and Control, (19 September 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958679
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Willis C. Goss, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0224:
Fiber Optics for Communications and Control
Charles W. Kleekamp, Editor(s)

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