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  • Vol. 7, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 1982
  • pp: 623–625

Intensity-dependent nonreciprocal phase shift in fiber-optic gyroscopes for light sources with low coherence

K. Petermann  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 7, Issue 12, pp. 623-625 (1982)

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It is shown that light sources of low coherence will exhibit intensity fluctuations similar to those of thermal light, at least after traveling through a fiber with material dispersion. These fluctuation yield a vanishing intensity-dependent nonreciprocal phase shift for fiber gyroscopes.

© 1982 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: August 3, 1982
Published: December 1, 1982

K. Petermann, "Intensity-dependent nonreciprocal phase shift in fiber-optic gyroscopes for light sources with low coherence," Opt. Lett. 7, 623-625 (1982)

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