Earth's rotation rate detection using an extremely-large semiconductor fiber optic gyroscope extending over 10,000 m2

Keizo Inagaki, Shuichi Tamura, Tomoko Tanaka, Hiroyuki Noto, Takahisa Harayama

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Abstract

We detect the Earth's rotation rate using a semiconductor fiber optic gyroscope (S-FOG), which is an active ring laser gyroscope that consists of a semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) and a fiber optic ring resonator. Four different optical fiber layouts with different scale factors in rotation rate measurement are configured and measured. Expected Sagnac beat signals proportional to the scale factors are observed. The maximum layout of S-FOG is extended over 10,898 m2, which, to our knowledge, is the largest active ring laser gyroscope ever built.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication19th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jun 26
Externally publishedYes
Event19th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors - Perth, WA, Australia
Duration: 2008 Apr 152008 Apr 18

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7004
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Conference

Conference19th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors
CountryAustralia
CityPerth, WA
Period08/4/1508/4/18

Keywords

  • Earth's rotation rate
  • FOG
  • Fiber optic gyro
  • Large RLG
  • RLG
  • Ring laser gyroscope
  • Sagnac effect

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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    Inagaki, K., Tamura, S., Tanaka, T., Noto, H., & Harayama, T. (2008). Earth's rotation rate detection using an extremely-large semiconductor fiber optic gyroscope extending over 10,000 m2. In 19th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors [70045F] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 7004). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.786329