Innovative Integrated-Optic Resonator for Angular Rate Sensing: Design and Experimental Characterization
In this paper we report on the design, fabrication and characterization of an integrated-optic spiral resonator for angular rate sensing applications. The spiral resonator design has been optimized through a parametric analysis and a minimum angular velocity of about 10°/h, suitable for aerospace applications, has been theoretically predicted. The resonator has been fabricated in silica-on-silicon technology and characterized. Experimental results are in good agreement with the theoretical predictions.
KeywordsRing Resonator Angular Rate Sagnac Effect Input Waveguide Variable Optical Attenuator
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