Amplified fiber ring resonator gyro
IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 4, (10), . (doi:10.1109/68.163772).
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The sensitivity of a fiber-optic ring resonator gyro increases with increasing resonator finesse, which can be achieved by including a fiber amplifier in the ring. The spontaneous emission from a fiber amplifier introduces additional noise. The effect of this noise on the performance of an ARRG is theoretically investigated, assuming an infinity source coherence length. It is found that for a given fiber length, the uncertainty in measuring the rotation rate with an ARRG can be more than one order of magnitude lower than with a shot noise limited PRRG, and about three orders of magnitude lower than with an IFOG.
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