Enhancement of the Sagnac effect due to nonlinearly induced nonreciprocity

A. E. Kaplan, Pierre Meystre

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We propose a novel way to enhance the Sagnac effect by using a nonlinear ring interferometer. Specifically, we take advantage of the nonlinearly induced nonreciprocity of counterpropagating waves caused by the formation of an index grating in the nonlinear medium.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)590-592
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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