Optical Fiber Rotation Sensing - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780121460754, 9780323139069

Optical Fiber Rotation Sensing

1st Edition

Editors: William Burns Paul Liao Paul Kelley
eBook ISBN: 9780323139069
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st October 1993
Page Count: 390
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Optical Fiber Rotation Sensing is the first book devoted to Interferometric Fiber Optic Gyros (IFOG). This book provides a complete overview of IFOGs, beginning with a historical review of IFOG development and including a fundamental exposition of basic principles, a discussion of devices and components, and concluding with industry reports on state-of-the-art activity. With several chapters contributed by principal developers of this solid-state device, the result is an authoritative work which will serve as the resource for researchers, students, and users of IFOGs.

Key Features

  • State-of-the-art industrial activity reports from British Aerospace, Hitachi, Japan Aviation Electronics, Litton Mitsubishi, and Photonectics
  • Excellent tutorial material to promote basic understanding as well full coverage of advanced theoretical and practical aspects of IFOGs
  • Developments allowing for the upgrading of IFOGs from a sensitive laboratory interferometer to a practical rotation sensor
  • The integration of IFOGs with other sensors into complete systems
  • A discussion of alternative forms of IFOGs
  • Present devices, applications, and projected future users

Table of Contents

Section I. Principles
1. Basic Principles of Fiber-Optic Gyroscopes
2. Polarization and Direfringence Effects
3. Signal Processing Techniques

Section II. Devices and Components
4. Closed-Loop Bulk-Optic Fiber Gyros
5. All Fiber Gyroscope
6. Polarization Control with PM Fiber
7. Integrated Optic Components and Digital-Processing Techniques

Section III. Sources and New Technology
8. Superluminescent Optical Sources for Sensor Applications
9. Broadband Rare-Earth Doped Fiber Laser Sources
10. Proton-Exchange Integrated Optical Components

Section IV. Industrial Activity
11. Industry Reports


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About the Editor

William Burns

Affiliations and Expertise

Naval Research Laboratory, Wazhington, DC

Paul Liao

Affiliations and Expertise

Bell Communications Research Inc.

Paul Kelley

Affiliations and Expertise

Kaminow Lightwave Technologies

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