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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 30 — Oct. 20, 2013
  • pp: 7220–7227

Dynamics of an all-optical atomic spin gyroscope

Jiancheng Fang, Shuangai Wan, and Heng Yuan  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 30, pp. 7220-7227 (2013)

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We present the transfer function of an all-optical atomic spin gyroscope through a series of differential equations and validate the transfer function by experimental test. A transfer function is the basis for further control system design. We build the differential equations based on a complete set of Bloch equations describing the all-optical atomic spin gyroscope, and obtain the transfer function through application of the Laplace transformation to these differential equations. Moreover, we experimentally validate the transfer function in an all-optical CsXe129 atomic spin gyroscope through a series of step responses. This transfer function is convenient for analysis of the form of control system required. Furthermore, it is available for the design of the control system specifically to improve the performance of all-optical atomic spin gyroscopes.

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OCIS Codes
(020.5580) Atomic and molecular physics : Quantum electrodynamics
(120.3930) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrological instrumentation
(120.4640) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical instruments

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: July 10, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 14, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 18, 2013
Published: October 11, 2013

Jiancheng Fang, Shuangai Wan, and Heng Yuan, "Dynamics of an all-optical atomic spin gyroscope," Appl. Opt. 52, 7220-7227 (2013)

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