Abstract

An effective method for enhancing the sensitivity of interferometric fiber-optic gyroscope (IFOG) is presented. Light waves propagate twice along the same sensing coil made of polarization-maintaining fiber in different polarization states by inducing a fiber polarization splitter/combining in the IFOG. Preliminary performance data of a gyro prototype exhibits 0.006°/h bias stability.

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W. K. Burns, J. Lightwave Technol. 4, 8 (1986).
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Digonnet, M. J. F.

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S. Ezekiel and S. R. Balsamo, Appl. Phys. Lett. 30, 478 (1977).
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R. J. Fredericks, and R. Ulrich, Electron. Lett. 20, 330 (1984).
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Graindorge, P.

H. C. Lefèvre, P. Graindorge, H. J. Ardity, S. Vatoux, and M. Papuchon, in Third International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, OFS ’85 Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 1985), paper PDS 7.1-7.8.

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R. A. Bergh, G. Kotler, and H. J. Shaw, Electron. Lett. 16, 260 (1980).
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[CrossRef]

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K. BÖhm, P. Marten, K. Petermann, and E. Weidel, Electron. Lett. 17, 352 (1981).
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H. C. Lefèvre, P. Graindorge, H. J. Ardity, S. Vatoux, and M. Papuchon, in Third International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, OFS ’85 Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 1985), paper PDS 7.1-7.8.

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H. C. Lefèvre, S. Vatoux, M. Papuchou, and C. Puech, Proc. SPIE 719, 101 (1986).
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E. Jones and J. W. Parker, Electron. Lett. 22, 54 (1986).
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[CrossRef]

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H. C. Lefèvre, S. Vatoux, M. Papuchou, and C. Puech, Proc. SPIE 719, 101 (1986).
[CrossRef]

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R. F. Cregan, B. J. Mangan, J. C. Knight, T. A. Birks, P. St. J. Russell, D. Allen, and P. J. Roberts, Science 285, 1537 (1999).
[CrossRef]

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R. F. Cregan, B. J. Mangan, J. C. Knight, T. A. Birks, P. St. J. Russell, D. Allen, and P. J. Roberts, Science 285, 1537 (1999).
[CrossRef]

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B. Szafraniec and G. A. Sanders, J. Lightwave Technol. 17, 579 (1999).
[CrossRef]

G. A. Sanders, B. Szafraniec, R.-Y. Liu, C. Laskoskie, and L. Strandjord, Proc. SPIE 2837, 61 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Shaw, H. J.

Shorthill, D. N.

Shupe, D. M.

Strandjord, L.

G. A. Sanders, B. Szafraniec, R.-Y. Liu, C. Laskoskie, and L. Strandjord, Proc. SPIE 2837, 61 (1996).
[CrossRef]

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Terrel, M. A.

Ulrich, R.

R. J. Fredericks, and R. Ulrich, Electron. Lett. 20, 330 (1984).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Vali, V.

Vatoux, S.

H. C. Lefèvre, S. Vatoux, M. Papuchou, and C. Puech, Proc. SPIE 719, 101 (1986).
[CrossRef]

H. C. Lefèvre, P. Graindorge, H. J. Ardity, S. Vatoux, and M. Papuchon, in Third International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, OFS ’85 Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 1985), paper PDS 7.1-7.8.

Weidel, E.

K. BÖhm, P. Marten, K. Petermann, and E. Weidel, Electron. Lett. 17, 352 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (2)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

S. Ezekiel and S. R. Balsamo, Appl. Phys. Lett. 30, 478 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (4)

K. BÖhm, P. Marten, K. Petermann, and E. Weidel, Electron. Lett. 17, 352 (1981).
[CrossRef]

R. A. Bergh, G. Kotler, and H. J. Shaw, Electron. Lett. 16, 260 (1980).
[CrossRef]

E. Jones and J. W. Parker, Electron. Lett. 22, 54 (1986).
[CrossRef]

R. J. Fredericks, and R. Ulrich, Electron. Lett. 20, 330 (1984).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (5)

Opt. Lett. (5)

Proc. SPIE (2)

G. A. Sanders, B. Szafraniec, R.-Y. Liu, C. Laskoskie, and L. Strandjord, Proc. SPIE 2837, 61 (1996).
[CrossRef]

H. C. Lefèvre, S. Vatoux, M. Papuchou, and C. Puech, Proc. SPIE 719, 101 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Rev. Mod. Phys. (1)

E. J. Post, Rev. Mod. Phys. 39, 475 (1967).
[CrossRef]

Science (1)

R. F. Cregan, B. J. Mangan, J. C. Knight, T. A. Birks, P. St. J. Russell, D. Allen, and P. J. Roberts, Science 285, 1537 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

H. C. Lefèvre, P. Graindorge, H. J. Ardity, S. Vatoux, and M. Papuchon, in Third International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, OFS ’85 Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 1985), paper PDS 7.1-7.8.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Configuration of the double-sensitivity fiber gyros with a PSC.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Measured the time delay of the coil using a square-wave modulation.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Measured the output as a function of rotation rate.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

(a) Long-term drift of the closed-loop gyros with digital circuit. (b) Allan variance analysis.

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