The Kerr-effect error in the fiber-optic gyroscope is modeled as arising from continuous reflections off a refractive-index grating set up by the counterpropagating beams. This reflection-hologram model is shown to predict correctly the source statistics necessary for suppressing the error.
© 1994 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: August 4, 1993
Published: February 1, 1994
J. Blake and R. Bergh, "Modeling the Kerr effect in the fiber gyro as a reflection hologram," Opt. Lett. 19, 219-221 (1994)