A theoretical investigation was done concerning the resonant properties of a rotating Fabry-Perot cavity with dielectric media inside. The frequency splitting of orthogonal circularly-polarized modes had been predicted. Formula for the frequency splitting was obtained taking into account refractive index dispersion, dynamic-optical effect and the transversal structure of the electromagnetic field. We represent a simplified analysis, based on the geometrical optical theory, and we also present an accurate analysis on the basis of the general theory of relativity.
©1998 Optical Society of America
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