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New Developments In Fiberoptic Gyroscopes
Author(s): F. Zarinetchi; S. P. Smith; S. Ezekiel
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Paper Abstract

Fiberoptic inertial rotation sensors (or gyroscopes) so far are based on the Sagnac effect in either a multiturn interferometer1 or a resonator2. Both these approaches constitute the fiberoptic implementation of previously demonstrated Sagnac interferometer3 gyroscopes and resonator4 gyroscopes employing bulkoptic components. However, there has not yet been a fiberoptic analog of the ring laser gyroscope5'6, which has always been a bulk-optic device. In this paper, we present preliminary data on a fiberoptic ring laser gyroscope using stimulated Brillouin7 scattering as the laser gain medium. To our knowledge, this is the first demonstration of a solid state ring laser gyroscope or RLG.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 February 1990
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1169, Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors VII, (13 February 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.963046
Show Author Affiliations
F. Zarinetchi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
S. P. Smith, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
S. Ezekiel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1169:
Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors VII
Ramon P. DePaula; Eric Udd, Editor(s)

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