Optical Kerr-effect in fiber-optic Brillouin ring laser gyroscopes

The optical Kerr effect in a reciprocal fiber-optic Brillouin ring laser gyroscope is investigated. It is found that the Kerr effect, as the major error source of the rotation rate measurement in this gyroscope, causes a bias of beat frequency with nonlinear dependence on rotation rate. A differential Stokes power of 1 mW inside the ring resonator is measured to produce a beat frequency bias of 69 Hz, which agrees well with the theoretical expectation


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IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 5, 3, 365-7
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1993
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Edward L. Ginzton Lab., Stanford Univ., CA, USA Copyright 1993, IEE 4430440 1041-1135 reciprocal gyroscope frequency bias SBS fiber-optic Brillouin ring laser gyroscopes optical Kerr effect error source rotation rate measurement beat frequency nonlinear dependence differential Stokes power ring resonator beat frequency bias 69 Hz 1 mW
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