The spatial resolution of laser eigenstates is applied to ring geometry. A bidirectional optical diode based on the Faraday effect and nonreciprocal intracavity losses is theoretically and experimentally investigated. This novel optical diode combined with spatial separation provides a biased gyro with no lock-in band.
© 1994 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: March 9, 1994
Published: August 15, 1994
Marc Vallet, Nam Huu Tran, Pierre Tanguy, Albert Le Floch, and Fabien Bretenaker, "Ring-laser gyro with spatially resolved eigenstates," Opt. Lett. 19, 1219-1221 (1994)