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Novel Polarization-Rotating Fiber Resonator For Rotation Sensing Applications
Author(s): G. A. Sanders; R. B. Smith; G. F. Rouse
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Paper Abstract

A novel fiber resonator architecture is presented, employing a 90 deg rotation of the polarization within the birefringent fiber ring. In principle, this concept provides a temperature-independent separation of the resonance dips corresponding to the two resonant polarization states in the ring. The technique thus avoids gross thermally driven errors encountered in the use of ordinary polarization-maintaining rings for resonator fiber-optic gyros. Data from an experimental polarization-rotating ring at 1.3 μm wavelength demonstrates greatly improved thermal stability in the presence of typical imperfections of a practical device.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 February 1990
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1169, Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors VII, (13 February 1990);
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G. A. Sanders, Honeywell Systems and Research Center (United States)
R. B. Smith, Honeywell Systems and Research Center (United States)
G. F. Rouse, Honeywell Systems and Research Center (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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