Progress towards a compact, solid state, active laser gyroscope

Jean Claude Diels, Dietrich Kuehlke, Ronald J Jones, Thien Trang Dang, Xianmei Meng

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Abstract

A compact, solid state, active laser gyroscope was developed using two counter-propagating waves in a mode-locked ring laser. The sensitivity of the ring laser as a probe for non-reciprocal effects results from the fact that the difference between cavity perimeters in either direction is being probed. The beat note between the two pulse trains provides the error signal needed for stabilization. In the stabilized laser, any change in rotation of the laser support appears as an error signal in the feedback.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherSociety of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Pages136-142
Number of pages7
Volume3616
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1999 Commercial and Biomedical Applications of Ultrafast Lasers - San Jose, CA, USA
Duration: Jan 28 1999Jan 29 1999

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OtherProceedings of the 1999 Commercial and Biomedical Applications of Ultrafast Lasers
CitySan Jose, CA, USA
Period1/28/991/29/99

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laser gyroscopes
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Gyroscopes
ring lasers
Ring lasers
solid state
Lasers
lasers
synchronism
counters
stabilization
Laser modes
cavities
probes
sensitivity
Stabilization
pulses
Feedback

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Diels, J. C., Kuehlke, D., Jones, R. J., Dang, T. T., & Meng, X. (1999). Progress towards a compact, solid state, active laser gyroscope. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 3616, pp. 136-142). Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers.

Progress towards a compact, solid state, active laser gyroscope. / Diels, Jean Claude; Kuehlke, Dietrich; Jones, Ronald J; Dang, Thien Trang; Meng, Xianmei.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 3616 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, 1999. p. 136-142.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Diels, JC, Kuehlke, D, Jones, RJ, Dang, TT & Meng, X 1999, Progress towards a compact, solid state, active laser gyroscope. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 3616, Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, pp. 136-142, Proceedings of the 1999 Commercial and Biomedical Applications of Ultrafast Lasers, San Jose, CA, USA, 1/28/99.
Diels JC, Kuehlke D, Jones RJ, Dang TT, Meng X. Progress towards a compact, solid state, active laser gyroscope. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 3616. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. 1999. p. 136-142
Diels, Jean Claude ; Kuehlke, Dietrich ; Jones, Ronald J ; Dang, Thien Trang ; Meng, Xianmei. / Progress towards a compact, solid state, active laser gyroscope. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 3616 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, 1999. pp. 136-142
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