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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 9 — Apr. 27, 1998
  • pp: 397–403

Circular anisotropy of a rotating Fabry-Perot cavity

Dmitri L. Boiko  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 2, Issue 9, pp. 397-403 (1998)

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A theoretical investigation was done concerning the resonant properties of a rotating Fabry-Perot cavity with dielectric media inside. The frequency splitting of orthogonal circularly-polarized modes had been predicted. Formula for the frequency splitting was obtained taking into account refractive index dispersion, dynamic-optical effect and the transversal structure of the electromagnetic field. We represent a simplified analysis, based on the geometrical optical theory, and we also present an accurate analysis on the basis of the general theory of relativity.

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OCIS Codes
(120.2230) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Fabry-Perot
(120.5790) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Sagnac effect
(140.3370) Lasers and laser optics : Laser gyroscopes
(350.5720) Other areas of optics : Relativity

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Focus Issue: Control of loss and decoherence in quantum systems

Original Manuscript: December 11, 1997
Published: April 27, 1998

Dmitri Boiko, "Circular anisotropy of a rotating Fabry-Perot cavity," Opt. Express 2, 397-403 (1998)

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