Progress towards a compact, solid state, active laser gyroscope

Jean Claude Diels, Dietrich Kuehlke, Jason Jones, Thien Trang Dang, Xianmei Meng

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A compact, solid state, active laser gyroscope was developed using two counter-propagating waves in a mode-locked ring laser. The sensitivity of the ring laser as a probe for non-reciprocal effects results from the fact that the difference between cavity perimeters in either direction is being probed. The beat note between the two pulse trains provides the error signal needed for stabilization. In the stabilized laser, any change in rotation of the laser support appears as an error signal in the feedback.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)136-142
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 Commercial and Biomedical Applications of Ultrafast Lasers - San Jose, CA, USA
Duration: Jan 28 1999Jan 29 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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