We present a new design for an all-fiber-optic gyroscope that makes use of a single-mode coil containing a Lyot depolarizer along with a partial depolarizer placed between the polarizer and the loop coupler. This design provides an optimal trade-off between the suppression of polarization errors and the reduction of drift errors arising from external magnetic fields and changes in temperature.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: January 31, 1996
Published: August 1, 1996
J. Blake, B. Szafraniec, and J. Feth, "Partially polarized fiber-optic gyro," Opt. Lett. 21, 1192-1194 (1996)