Rotating crystals that contain a circular path of slow-light structure (e.g. CROW) are studied using tight-binding theory. Novel manifestations of the Sagnac effect in non-degenerate and degenerate modes are explored. Miniature optical gyroscopes are discussed.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(000.2690) General : General physics
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2800) Fiber optics and optical communications : Gyroscopes
B. Z. Steinberg, A. Shamir, and A. Boag, "Sagnac Effect in Rotating Photonic Crystal Micro-Cavities and Miniature Optical Gyroscopes," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper CWL6.