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  • Vol. 11, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 1986
  • pp: 401–403

Observation of lock-in behavior in a passive resonator gyroscope

F. Zarinetchi and S. Ezekiel  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 11, Issue 6, pp. 401-403 (1986)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.11.000401


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Abstract

Lock-in behavior around zero rotation rate has been observed in a closed-loop passive ring resonator gyroscope. This behavior is due to backscattering within the resonator, as in the case of a ring laser gyro. Several nonmechanical techniques for the elimination of the lock-in behavior in a passive gyroscope are demonstrated.

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History
Original Manuscript: February 19, 1986
Manuscript Accepted: March 25, 1986
Published: June 1, 1986

Citation
F. Zarinetchi and S. Ezekiel, "Observation of lock-in behavior in a passive resonator gyroscope," Opt. Lett. 11, 401-403 (1986)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-11-6-401


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