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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2009
  • pp: 97–99

Single-frequency external-cavity semiconductor ring-laser gyroscope

Augustin Mignot, Gilles Feugnet, Sylvain Schwartz, Isabelle Sagnes, Arnaud Garnache, Claude Fabre, and Jean-Paul Pocholle  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 1, pp. 97-99 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.000097


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Abstract

We report for the first time (to our knowledge) the experimental achievement of a single-frequency ring-laser gyroscope using a diode-pumped half-vertical-cavity semiconductor-emitting laser structure as a gain medium. Thanks to the control of mode competition by an active feedback loop, we observe a beat signal from recombined beams that has a frequency proportional to the rotation rate as predicted by the Sagnac effect. This promising result opens new perspectives for rotation sensing.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.5790) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Sagnac effect
(140.3370) Lasers and laser optics : Laser gyroscopes
(250.7260) Optoelectronics : Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 18, 2008
Revised Manuscript: November 19, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: November 19, 2008
Published: December 29, 2008

Citation
Augustin Mignot, Gilles Feugnet, Sylvain Schwartz, Isabelle Sagnes, Arnaud Garnache, Claude Fabre, and Jean-Paul Pocholle, "Single-frequency external-cavity semiconductor ring-laser gyroscope," Opt. Lett. 34, 97-99 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-1-97

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