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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 24 — Nov. 26, 2007
  • pp: 16245–16254

Design of resonant microcavities: application to optical gyroscopes

Satoshi Sunada and Takahisa Harayama  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 24, pp. 16245-16254 (2007)

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We study theoretically and numerically the effect of rotation on resonant frequencies of microcavities in a rotating frame of reference. Cavity rotation causes the shifts of the resonant frequencies proportional to the rotation rate if it is larger than a certain value. Below the value, a region of rotation rate exists where there is no resulting the frequency shifts proportional to the rotation rate. We show that designing cavity symmetry as C nv (n≥3) can eliminate this region.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3370) Lasers and laser optics : Laser gyroscopes
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(350.5720) Other areas of optics : Relativity

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: November 6, 2007
Revised Manuscript: November 18, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: November 18, 2007
Published: November 21, 2007

Satoshi Sunada and Takahisa Harayama, "Design of resonant microcavities: application to optical gyroscopes," Opt. Express 15, 16245-16254 (2007)

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