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Thermal stability of fiber coils for Sagnac interferometers
Author(s): Radomir Vacek
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Paper Abstract

A mutual phase shift of two counterrotating optical waves in a coil is placed. For the given temperature field, an exact formula describing the total Sagnac phase shift of both the waves is derived in the paper. On the basis of this formula, all the temperature effects are discussed generally and in two special cases: in the linear and periodic temperature fields. At the end of the paper, two possibilites of thermal stabilization of the fiber coil are proposed and discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 1995
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2510, Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors XIII, (25 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.221689
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Radomir Vacek, Charles Univ. (Czech Republic)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2510:
Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors XIII
Ramon P. DePaula; John W. Berthold III, Editor(s)

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