Optical Fiber Rotation Sensing

Optical Fiber Rotation Sensing

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This text provides an overview of Interferometric Fibre Optic Gyros (IFOG), beginning with an historical review of IFOG development. It includes a fundamental exposition of basic principles and a discussion of devices and components. The book concludes with industry reports on state-of-the-art activity. With several chapters contributed by principal developers of this solid-state device, the result is a work which should serve as a useful resource for researchers, students and users of IFOGs. Key features include state-of-the-art industrial activity reports from British Aerospace, Hitachi, Japan Aviation Electronics, Litton Mitsubishi and Photonetics. The book includes tutorial material to promote basic understanding, as well as 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 are explained. The book also covers the integration of IFOGs with other sensors into complete systems, discusses alternative forms of IFOGs and presents devices, applications and projected future users.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 392 pages
  • 165 x 241 x 34mm | 844g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • index
  • 0121460754
  • 9780121460754

Table of contents

Part 1 Principles: basic principles of fibre optic gyroscopes, S. Ezekial et al; polarization and birefringence effects, R. Ulrich; signal processing techniques, B.Y. Kim. Part 2 Devices and components: closed loop bulk optic fibre gyros, E. Udd; all-fibre gyroscope, R.A. Bergh; polarization control with PM fiber, W.K. Burns; integrated optic components and digital-processing techniques, H.C. Lefevre and H.J. Arditty. Part 3 Sources and new technology: superluminescent optical sources for sensor applications, N.S.K. Kwong and K. Lau; broadband rare earth doped fibre laser sources, M.J.F. Digonnet; proton-exchanged integrated optical components. Part 4 State of the art: industry reports.
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