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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 12 — Jun. 17, 2013
  • pp: 14458–14465

Mirrors movement-induced equivalent rotation effect in ring laser gyros

Guangfeng Lu, Zhenfang Fan, Shaomin Hu, and Hui Luo  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 12, pp. 14458-14465 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.014458


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Abstract

In this letter, the relationship between the change of the closed-loop optical path and the movement of two adjacent spherical mirrors in ring laser gyros is investigated by matrix optical approach. When one spherical mirror is pushed forward and the other is pulled backward to maintain the total length of the closed-loop optical path constant, an equivalent rotation of the closed-loop optical path is found for the first time. Both numerical simulations and experimental results show the equivalent rotation rate is proportional to the velocities of the mirrors’ movement.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.3560) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ring
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 18, 2013
Revised Manuscript: June 1, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: June 4, 2013
Published: June 10, 2013

Citation
Guangfeng Lu, Zhenfang Fan, Shaomin Hu, and Hui Luo, "Mirrors movement-induced equivalent rotation effect in ring laser gyros," Opt. Express 21, 14458-14465 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-12-14458


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