Abstract

A new all-fiber gyroscope is described. All components are constructed directly on a single continuous optical fiber, removing localized sources of reflection. A laser-diode source is used to reduce coherent scattering effects. Proper choice of modulation frequency is shown to reduce instabilities further. Long-term stability at rest of better than 0.2°/h is observed with 30-sec integration time.

© 1981 Optical Society of America

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