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]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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    [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).
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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    [CrossRef]
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1980 (7)

1978 (3)

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).

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]

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

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.

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

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, “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.

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]

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

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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