Journal of Optics

, Volume 46, Issue 1, pp 8–15 | Cite as

Mathematical model of semiconductor fiber ring laser gyroscope

  • Arpit Khandelwal
  • Azeemuddin Syed
  • Jagannath Nayak
Research Article


In this paper, we have mathematically modeled and analyzed the composite cavity Semiconductor Fiber Ring Laser for its use as an inertial rotation sensor or gyroscope. The rate equations of Semiconductor Optical Amplifier and the transfer function of other components in the configuration, viz. optical filter, output coupler and Y-junction coupler have been considered separately for modelling. The final output expression shows the effect of these components on the intensity of the beat signal. The frequency of the beat signal intensity is shown to be independent of the parameters of the components, which underlines the advantage of frequency-domain sensing.


Semiconductor fiber ring laser gyroscope Composite cavity laser Frequency-domain sensing Rate equations 



This work is funded by Research Center Imarat (RCI), Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), India under the contract RCI/DCMM/LPD/CARS-0325.

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Conflicts of interest

There are no confict of interest in this work as one of the authors is the head of the funding agency and has no objection in publishing this work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for VLSI and Embedded Systems TechnologyInternational Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad GachibowliHyderabadIndia
  2. 2.Inertial Systems Group, Research Centre ImaratDRDOHyderabadIndia

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