We show the effect of reflections at the fiber ends on the drift characteristics of a fiber-optic passive ring-resonator gyro. A rotation-detection sensitivity as low as 3 × 10−5 rad/sec (τ = 30 sec) was obtained by reducing the effect of reflected lights with an optical phase modulator.
© 1988 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 7, 1987
Manuscript Accepted: February 25, 1988
Published: May 1, 1988
Masanobu Takahashi, Shuichi Tai, Kazuo Kyuma, and Koichi Hamanaka, "Effect of reflections on the drift characteristics of a fiber-optic passive ring-resonator gyro," Opt. Lett. 13, 413-415 (1988)