Abstract

We have demonstrated a novel solid-state ring-laser gyroscope, which utilizes as the gain media a pair of semiconductor diodes in an external ring cavity. The use of homogeneously broadened gain media is made possible by actively mode locking the laser. We observe no evidence of frequency locking between the counterpropagating optical pulse trains generated in the cavity to within the limit of our experimental resolution.

© 1991 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Single-frequency external-cavity semiconductor ring-laser gyroscope

Augustin Mignot, Gilles Feugnet, Sylvain Schwartz, Isabelle Sagnes, Arnaud Garnache, Claude Fabre, and Jean-Paul Pocholle
Opt. Lett. 34(1) 97-99 (2009)

Stimulated Brillouin fiber-optic laser gyroscope

F. Zarinetchi, S. P. Smith, and S. Ezekiel
Opt. Lett. 16(4) 229-231 (1991)

Scale-factor-stabilized fiber-optic gyroscope based on a spectrum-broadened laser-diode source

Pie-Yau Chien and Ci-Ling Pan
Opt. Lett. 16(6) 426-428 (1991)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (4)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (2)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription