A novel phase amplification technique using a ring resonator in a Sagnac interferometer is proposed. It can be used to increase birefringence and PMD measurements sensitivity and sensitivity of fiberoptic gyroscopes. Preliminary experiments are reported.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
I. Golub and E. Simova, "Loop of the rings: Amplification of the phases of counter-propagating waves by a ring resonator in a Sagnac loop," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper CTuX1.