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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 20 — Jul. 10, 2011
  • pp: 3449–3454

Alternative configuration for an optical ring resonator angular rate sensor by using a standard laser diode

Matias R. Tejerina and Gustavo A. Torchia  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 20, pp. 3449-3454 (2011)

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In this work, we present an alternative approach to angular velocity optical sensing based on two-ring resonators. This configuration admits the use of a standard laser diode source ( 0.1 nm , 10,000 MHz, FWHM) reaching higher sensitivities when narrow spectral laser sources ( 1 MHz , FWHM) are used. We compare this configuration with the standard single-ring resonator angular rate sensor (SRARS), which must use a narrow laser at input. Finally, we conclude that the sensitivity of this new approach can also be enhanced by coupling high-power broadband laser sources in a large range (from 1 ° / h to 10,000 ° / h ), reaching performance similar to that of a standard SRARS configuration.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2800) Fiber optics and optical communications : Gyroscopes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(070.5753) Fourier optics and signal processing : Resonators
(130.7408) Integrated optics : Wavelength filtering devices

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Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: December 9, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 13, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 17, 2011
Published: July 1, 2011

Matias R. Tejerina and Gustavo A. Torchia, "Alternative configuration for an optical ring resonator angular rate sensor by using a standard laser diode," Appl. Opt. 50, 3449-3454 (2011)

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