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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 17 — Aug. 16, 2010
  • pp: 18200–18205

Analysis of resonant optical gyroscopes with two input/output waveguides

Dooyoung Hah and Dan Zhang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 17, pp. 18200-18205 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.018200


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Abstract

Rotation sensitivity of optical gyroscopes with ring resonators and two input/output waveguides in a coplanar add-drop filter configuration is studied. First, the gyroscope with a single resonator is analyzed, which is shown to have slightly higher sensitivity than the one with one waveguide. Next, the sensor with two identical resonators coupled through waveguides is investigated, which turns out to have half the sensitivity of the one with a single resonator when compared for the same footprints. The last point is valid when the resonators have the same coupling coefficients to the waveguides in the sensor with two resonators.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2800) Fiber optics and optical communications : Gyroscopes
(130.6010) Integrated optics : Sensors
(230.4555) Optical devices : Coupled resonators

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 21, 2010
Revised Manuscript: July 22, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 23, 2010
Published: August 9, 2010

Citation
Dooyoung Hah and Dan Zhang, "Analysis of resonant optical gyroscopes with two input/output waveguides," Opt. Express 18, 18200-18205 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-17-18200


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