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Fiber Gyroscope With Birefringence Modulation
Author(s): S. L. A. Carrara; B. Y. Kim; H. J. Shaw
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Paper Abstract

A theoretical analysis of the non-reciprocal phase error in a highly-birefringent fiber gyroscope is presented, characterizing the different types of errors and their sources in a general form. These error terms are due to polarization cross coupling in the fiber and in the fiber components and can be reduced by modulating the magnitude of the fiber birefringence at appropriate locations in the optical circuit and by balancing the optical power between the two polarization eigenmodes of the fiber at the input of the interferometer. Experimental results demonstrating these techniques show a 20 dB relief on the performance requirements of the polarizer usually employed for drift reduction.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 March 1987
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0719, Fiber Optic Gyros: 10th Anniversary Conf, (11 March 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.937537
Show Author Affiliations
S. L. A. Carrara, Stanford University (United States)
B. Y. Kim, Stanford University (United States)
H. J. Shaw, Stanford University (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0719:
Fiber Optic Gyros: 10th Anniversary Conf
Eric Udd, Editor(s)

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