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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 1994
  • pp: 1219–1221

Ring-laser gyro with spatially resolved eigenstates

Marc Vallet, Nam Huu Tran, Pierre Tanguy, Albert Le Floch, and Fabien Bretenaker  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 19, Issue 16, pp. 1219-1221 (1994)

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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)

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