Several alternatives to Sagnac-based He-Ne ring-laser gyroscopes and fiber interferometer gyroscopes are reviewed. CW and pulsed-laser RLGs are examined, plus various passive-resonator approaches using external lasers. Much research is needed to make such alternatives viable.
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(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(060.2800) Fiber optics and optical communications : Gyroscopes
(120.5790) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Sagnac effect
S. Ezekiel, "Optical Gyroscope Options: Principles and Challenges," in Optical Fiber Sensors, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper MC1.
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