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  • Vol. 8, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 1983
  • pp: 644–646

Passive fiber-optic ring resonator for rotation sensing

R. E. Meyer, S. Ezekiel, D. W. Stowe, and V. J. Tekippe  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 8, Issue 12, pp. 644-646 (1983)

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A passive fiber-optic resonator technique for rotation sensing has been investigated. Preliminary data show a noise-equivalent rotation-rate sensitivity of 0.5°/h (τ = 1 sec), which is an order of magnitude above the photon-shot-noise limit. The major sources of error and ways of reducing such errors are discussed.

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R. E. Meyer, S. Ezekiel, D. W. Stowe, and V. J. Tekippe, "Passive fiber-optic ring resonator for rotation sensing," Opt. Lett. 8, 644-646 (1983)

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