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Interferometric multi-core fiber optic gyroscope under temperature changing environment
Author(s): Shinji Mitani; Kenichiro Nigo; Satoshi Karasawa; Haruyuki Endo; Taketoshi Takahata

Paper Abstract

We have proposed an interferometric fiber optic gyro (I-FOG) with a novel sensing fiber coil consisting of multi-core fiber (MCF) spliced with fan-in/fan-out (FIFO) devices. This sensing coil can improve the sensitivity of I-FOG without escalating the hardship of winding process of fiber to form coils. We have fabricated a seven-core MCF coil with FIFO devices and demonstrated the proper operation of the proposed I-FOG for the first time. The angular random walk performance of 0.002 deg/√h was achieved, thereby confirming that the seven-core waveguide loop works successfully as a Sagnac interferometer as expected. In addition, we evaluated the effect of temperature changes ofMCF and FIFO devices that cause fluctuations in the measured rotation rate. We confirmed that this effect shows essentially the same features as Shupe effect (non-reciprocal phase shift error due to changing environmental temperature) which is a well-known feature of conventional I-FOGs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 July 2019
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 11180, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2018, 1118055 (12 July 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2536104
Show Author Affiliations
Shinji Mitani, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Kenichiro Nigo, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Satoshi Karasawa, Optoquest Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Haruyuki Endo, Optoquest Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Taketoshi Takahata, Optoquest Co., Ltd. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11180:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2018
Zoran Sodnik; Nikos Karafolas; Bruno Cugny, Editor(s)

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