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Biassing The Raytheon Four-Frequency Ring Laser Gyroscope
Author(s): I. W. Smith; T. A. Dorschner
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Paper Abstract

The non-reciprocal bias element necessary for operation of a four-frequency differential ring laser gyroscope (RLG) is the subject of this paper. Each of the three alternative bias approaches currently under consideration, namely, Zeeman bias, a magnetic mirror, and a Faraday cell, is discussed in the context of its effect on the performance of a RLG. Relevant results of a detailed model including cross-relaxation, Zeeman effect, hole-burning, pathlength controller operation, and temperature are given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 December 1978
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0157, Laser Inertial Rotation Sensors, (15 December 1978); doi: 10.1117/12.965462
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I. W. Smith, Raytheon Research Division (United States)
T. A. Dorschner, Raytheon Research Division (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0157:
Laser Inertial Rotation Sensors
Shaoul Ezekiel; G. E. Knausenberger, Editor(s)

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