The Principles of Optical Rotation Sensing

  • Anthony Lawrence
Part of the Mechanical Engineering Series book series (MES)


So far, we have considered inertial navigation sensors that use the mechanics of matter described by Newton’s laws of motion, basically concerned with the conservation of momentum in a frame of reference fixed in the stars. In this and the following chapters we will describe gyroscopes based on the inertial property of light. We will begin by defining that property, then we will review the theory of some optics used in gyros.


Critical Angle Output Coupler Input Coupler Fringe Shift Sagnac Effect 
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  • Anthony Lawrence
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  1. 1.LunenbergUSA

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