Innovative Integrated-Optic Resonator for Angular Rate Sensing: Design and Experimental Characterization

  • Caterina Ciminelli
  • Francesco Dell’Olio
  • Carlo E. Campanella
  • Mario N. Armenise
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 91)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Ring Resonator Angular Rate Sagnac Effect Input Waveguide Variable Optical Attenuator 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Caterina Ciminelli
    • 1
  • Francesco Dell’Olio
    • 1
  • Carlo E. Campanella
    • 1
  • Mario N. Armenise
    • 1
  1. 1.Optoelectronics LaboratoryPolitecnico di BariBariItaly

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