Abstract

A method to suppress the polarization-fluctuation-induced drift in a resonator fiber-optic gyro is proposed in this paper. By inserting one in-line polarizer whose polarization extinction ratio is 30 dB into a polarization-maintaining fiber resonator with 0° polarization-axis splices, the unwanted resonance is introduced to high loss and therefore the ratio of the resonance height of the desired eigen-states of polarization (ESOP) to the unwanted ESOP is 74 dB theoretically; thus the polarization-fluctuation-induced drift is adequately suppressed. The new scheme has excellent operability and high temperature stability simultaneously. Compared to the resonator with twin 90° polarization-axis rotated splices, this scheme does not need precise length difference control. This work is of great importance in the research on resonator integrated optic gyros.

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2012 (3)

2010 (2)

X. Wang, Z. He, and K. Hotate, “Automated suppression of polarization-fluctuation in resonator fiber optic gyro by a resonator with twin 90° polarization-axis rotated splices—theoretical analysis,” Proc. SPIE 7653, 76533H1 (2010).
[CrossRef]

X. Wang, Z. He, and K. Hotate, “Reduction of polarization-fluctuation induced drift in resonator fiber optic gyro by a resonator with twin 90° polarization-axis rotated splices,” Opt. Express 18, 1677–1683 (2010).
[CrossRef]

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N. Barbour and G. Schmidt, “Inertial sensor technology trends,” IEEE Sens. J. 1, 332–339 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Cretu, E.

Demma, N.

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Feng, L.

M. Lei, L. Feng, Y. Zhi, H. Liu, and N. Su, “Experiments on resonator micro-optic gyro using external cavity laser diode,” Opt. Eng. 51, 104602 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Guillén-Torres, M. A.

He, Z.

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[CrossRef]

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Hotate, K.

X. Wang, Z. He, and K. Hotate, “Automated suppression of polarization-fluctuation in resonator fiber optic gyro by a resonator with twin 90° polarization-axis rotated splices—theoretical analysis,” Proc. SPIE 7653, 76533H1 (2010).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Jaeger, N. A. F.

Jin, Z.

Kalantarov, D.

Lei, M.

M. Lei, L. Feng, Y. Zhi, H. Liu, and N. Su, “Experiments on resonator micro-optic gyro using external cavity laser diode,” Opt. Eng. 51, 104602 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Liu, H.

M. Lei, L. Feng, Y. Zhi, H. Liu, and N. Su, “Experiments on resonator micro-optic gyro using external cavity laser diode,” Opt. Eng. 51, 104602 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Ma, H.

Rouse, G. F.

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[CrossRef]

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Sanders, G. A.

L. K. Strandjord and G. A. Sanders, “Resonator fiber optic gyro employing a polarization-rotating resonator,” Proc. SPIE 1585, 163–172 (1991).
[CrossRef]

G. A. Sanders, R. B. Smith, and G. F. Rouse, “Novel polarization-rotating fiber resonator for rotation sensing applications,” Proc. SPIE 1169, 373–381 (1989).
[CrossRef]

G. A. Sanders, N. Demma, G. F. Rouse, and R. B. Smith, “Evaluation of polarization maintaining fiber resonator for rotation sensing applications,” in Optical Fiber Sensors, Vol. 2 of OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 1988), pp. 409–412.

Schmidt, G.

N. Barbour and G. Schmidt, “Inertial sensor technology trends,” IEEE Sens. J. 1, 332–339 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Search, C. P.

Shupe, D. M.

Smith, R. B.

G. A. Sanders, R. B. Smith, and G. F. Rouse, “Novel polarization-rotating fiber resonator for rotation sensing applications,” Proc. SPIE 1169, 373–381 (1989).
[CrossRef]

G. A. Sanders, N. Demma, G. F. Rouse, and R. B. Smith, “Evaluation of polarization maintaining fiber resonator for rotation sensing applications,” in Optical Fiber Sensors, Vol. 2 of OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 1988), pp. 409–412.

Strandjord, L. K.

L. K. Strandjord and G. A. Sanders, “Resonator fiber optic gyro employing a polarization-rotating resonator,” Proc. SPIE 1585, 163–172 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Su, N.

M. Lei, L. Feng, Y. Zhi, H. Liu, and N. Su, “Experiments on resonator micro-optic gyro using external cavity laser diode,” Opt. Eng. 51, 104602 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Takiguchi, K.

K. Takiguchi and K. Hotate, “Partially digital-feedback scheme and evaluation of optical Kerr-effect induced bias in optical passive ring-resonator gyro,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 3, 679–681 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Wang, X.

X. Wang, Z. He, and K. Hotate, “Automated suppression of polarization-fluctuation in resonator fiber optic gyro by a resonator with twin 90° polarization-axis rotated splices—theoretical analysis,” Proc. SPIE 7653, 76533H1 (2010).
[CrossRef]

X. Wang, Z. He, and K. Hotate, “Reduction of polarization-fluctuation induced drift in resonator fiber optic gyro by a resonator with twin 90° polarization-axis rotated splices,” Opt. Express 18, 1677–1683 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Yu, X.

Zhi, Y.

M. Lei, L. Feng, Y. Zhi, H. Liu, and N. Su, “Experiments on resonator micro-optic gyro using external cavity laser diode,” Opt. Eng. 51, 104602 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (2)

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

K. Takiguchi and K. Hotate, “Partially digital-feedback scheme and evaluation of optical Kerr-effect induced bias in optical passive ring-resonator gyro,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 3, 679–681 (1991).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Sens. J. (1)

N. Barbour and G. Schmidt, “Inertial sensor technology trends,” IEEE Sens. J. 1, 332–339 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Opt. Eng. (1)

M. Lei, L. Feng, Y. Zhi, H. Liu, and N. Su, “Experiments on resonator micro-optic gyro using external cavity laser diode,” Opt. Eng. 51, 104602 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (1)

Proc. SPIE (3)

X. Wang, Z. He, and K. Hotate, “Automated suppression of polarization-fluctuation in resonator fiber optic gyro by a resonator with twin 90° polarization-axis rotated splices—theoretical analysis,” Proc. SPIE 7653, 76533H1 (2010).
[CrossRef]

G. A. Sanders, R. B. Smith, and G. F. Rouse, “Novel polarization-rotating fiber resonator for rotation sensing applications,” Proc. SPIE 1169, 373–381 (1989).
[CrossRef]

L. K. Strandjord and G. A. Sanders, “Resonator fiber optic gyro employing a polarization-rotating resonator,” Proc. SPIE 1585, 163–172 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Other (2)

K. Hotate, “Fiber-optic gyros,” in Optical Fiber Sensors, Applications, Analysis, and Future Trends, J. Dakin and B. Culshaw, eds. (Artech, 1997), pp. 167–206.

G. A. Sanders, N. Demma, G. F. Rouse, and R. B. Smith, “Evaluation of polarization maintaining fiber resonator for rotation sensing applications,” in Optical Fiber Sensors, Vol. 2 of OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 1988), pp. 409–412.

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