Abstract

We present an optical fiber gyroscope that, for the first time, is composed completely of single-mode fiber-optic components. This system has increased simplicity and stability over previous bulk-optic designs and has the potential for very high rotation sensitivity.

© 1981 Optical Society of America

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  1. M. Papuchon, C. Puech, “Integrated optics: a possible solution for the fiber gyroscope,” Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 157, 218–219 (1978).
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    [Crossref] [PubMed]
  3. R. A. Bergh, G. Kotler, H. J. Shaw, “Single-mode fibre optic directional coupler,” Electron. Lett. 16, 260–261 (1980).
    [Crossref]
  4. R. A. Bergh, H. C. Lefevre, H. J. Shaw, “Single-mode fiber-optic polarizer,” Opt. Lett. 5, 479–481 (1980).
    [Crossref] [PubMed]
  5. H. C. Lefevre, “Single-mode fractional wave devices and polarization controller,” Electron. Lett. 16, 778–779 (1980).
    [Crossref]
  6. H. Arditty, M. Papuchon, C. Puech, K. Thyagarapan, “Recent developments in guided wave optical rotation sensor,” in Digest of the Topical Meeting on Integrated and Guided- Wave Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1980).
  7. H. Arditty, H. J. Shaw, M. Chodorow, R. Kompfner, “Re-entrant fiber-optic approach to rotation sensing,” Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 157, 138–148 (1978).
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    [Crossref] [PubMed]
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    [Crossref] [PubMed]
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    [Crossref]
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1980 (7)

1978 (3)

M. Papuchon, C. Puech, “Integrated optics: a possible solution for the fiber gyroscope,” Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 157, 218–219 (1978).

D. E. Thomson, D. B. Anderson, S. K. Yao, B. R. Youmans, “Sagnac fiber-ring interferometer gyro with electronic phase sensing using a (GaAl)As laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 33, 940–942 (1978).
[Crossref]

H. Arditty, H. J. Shaw, M. Chodorow, R. Kompfner, “Re-entrant fiber-optic approach to rotation sensing,” Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 157, 138–148 (1978).

Anderson, D. B.

D. E. Thomson, D. B. Anderson, S. K. Yao, B. R. Youmans, “Sagnac fiber-ring interferometer gyro with electronic phase sensing using a (GaAl)As laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 33, 940–942 (1978).
[Crossref]

Arditty, H.

H. Arditty, H. J. Shaw, M. Chodorow, R. Kompfner, “Re-entrant fiber-optic approach to rotation sensing,” Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 157, 138–148 (1978).

H. Arditty, M. Papuchon, C. Puech, K. Thyagarapan, “Recent developments in guided wave optical rotation sensor,” in Digest of the Topical Meeting on Integrated and Guided- Wave Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1980).

Bergh, R. A.

R. A. Bergh, G. Kotler, H. J. Shaw, “Single-mode fibre optic directional coupler,” Electron. Lett. 16, 260–261 (1980).
[Crossref]

R. A. Bergh, H. C. Lefevre, H. J. Shaw, “Single-mode fiber-optic polarizer,” Opt. Lett. 5, 479–481 (1980).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Cahill, R. F.

Chodorow, M.

H. Arditty, H. J. Shaw, M. Chodorow, R. Kompfner, “Re-entrant fiber-optic approach to rotation sensing,” Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 157, 138–148 (1978).

Cutler, C. C.

Fearnehaugh, H. T.

Goldstein, R.

Goss, W. C.

Kompfner, R.

H. Arditty, H. J. Shaw, M. Chodorow, R. Kompfner, “Re-entrant fiber-optic approach to rotation sensing,” Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 157, 138–148 (1978).

Kotler, G.

R. A. Bergh, G. Kotler, H. J. Shaw, “Single-mode fibre optic directional coupler,” Electron. Lett. 16, 260–261 (1980).
[Crossref]

Lefevre, H. C.

R. A. Bergh, H. C. Lefevre, H. J. Shaw, “Single-mode fiber-optic polarizer,” Opt. Lett. 5, 479–481 (1980).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

H. C. Lefevre, “Single-mode fractional wave devices and polarization controller,” Electron. Lett. 16, 778–779 (1980).
[Crossref]

H. C. Lefevre, “Gyrometre interférometrique a fibre optique,” doctoral thesis (University of Paris-Orsay, 1979).

Nelson, M. D.

Newton, S. A.

Papuchon, M.

M. Papuchon, C. Puech, “Integrated optics: a possible solution for the fiber gyroscope,” Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 157, 218–219 (1978).

H. Arditty, M. Papuchon, C. Puech, K. Thyagarapan, “Recent developments in guided wave optical rotation sensor,” in Digest of the Topical Meeting on Integrated and Guided- Wave Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1980).

Puech, C.

M. Papuchon, C. Puech, “Integrated optics: a possible solution for the fiber gyroscope,” Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 157, 218–219 (1978).

H. Arditty, M. Papuchon, C. Puech, K. Thyagarapan, “Recent developments in guided wave optical rotation sensor,” in Digest of the Topical Meeting on Integrated and Guided- Wave Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1980).

Ramer, O. G.

Shaw, H. J.

C. C. Cutler, S. A. Newton, H. J. Shaw, “Limitation of rotation sensing by scattering,” Opt. Lett. 5, 488–490 (1980).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

R. A. Bergh, H. C. Lefevre, H. J. Shaw, “Single-mode fiber-optic polarizer,” Opt. Lett. 5, 479–481 (1980).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

R. A. Bergh, G. Kotler, H. J. Shaw, “Single-mode fibre optic directional coupler,” Electron. Lett. 16, 260–261 (1980).
[Crossref]

H. Arditty, H. J. Shaw, M. Chodorow, R. Kompfner, “Re-entrant fiber-optic approach to rotation sensing,” Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 157, 138–148 (1978).

Thomson, D. E.

D. E. Thomson, D. B. Anderson, S. K. Yao, B. R. Youmans, “Sagnac fiber-ring interferometer gyro with electronic phase sensing using a (GaAl)As laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 33, 940–942 (1978).
[Crossref]

Thyagarapan, K.

H. Arditty, M. Papuchon, C. Puech, K. Thyagarapan, “Recent developments in guided wave optical rotation sensor,” in Digest of the Topical Meeting on Integrated and Guided- Wave Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1980).

Udd, E.

Ulrich, R.

Yao, S. K.

D. E. Thomson, D. B. Anderson, S. K. Yao, B. R. Youmans, “Sagnac fiber-ring interferometer gyro with electronic phase sensing using a (GaAl)As laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 33, 940–942 (1978).
[Crossref]

Youmans, B. R.

D. E. Thomson, D. B. Anderson, S. K. Yao, B. R. Youmans, “Sagnac fiber-ring interferometer gyro with electronic phase sensing using a (GaAl)As laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 33, 940–942 (1978).
[Crossref]

Appl. Opt. (2)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

D. E. Thomson, D. B. Anderson, S. K. Yao, B. R. Youmans, “Sagnac fiber-ring interferometer gyro with electronic phase sensing using a (GaAl)As laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 33, 940–942 (1978).
[Crossref]

Electron. Lett. (2)

R. A. Bergh, G. Kotler, H. J. Shaw, “Single-mode fibre optic directional coupler,” Electron. Lett. 16, 260–261 (1980).
[Crossref]

H. C. Lefevre, “Single-mode fractional wave devices and polarization controller,” Electron. Lett. 16, 778–779 (1980).
[Crossref]

Opt. Lett. (3)

Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. (2)

M. Papuchon, C. Puech, “Integrated optics: a possible solution for the fiber gyroscope,” Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 157, 218–219 (1978).

H. Arditty, H. J. Shaw, M. Chodorow, R. Kompfner, “Re-entrant fiber-optic approach to rotation sensing,” Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 157, 138–148 (1978).

Other (2)

H. C. Lefevre, “Gyrometre interférometrique a fibre optique,” doctoral thesis (University of Paris-Orsay, 1979).

H. Arditty, M. Papuchon, C. Puech, K. Thyagarapan, “Recent developments in guided wave optical rotation sensor,” in Digest of the Topical Meeting on Integrated and Guided- Wave Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1980).

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Fig. 1

Simplified all-fiber gyroscope.

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Fig. 2

Schematic of an all-fiber gyroscope that makes use of the following single-mode fiber-optic components: two directional couplers, one polarizer, two polarization controllers, and two phase modulators. The fiber loop consists of a 900-m spool of single-mode fiber.

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