Konopsky V.N.
A new type of optical gyro via electro-optical oscillator. // Optics Communications, 1996, V.126, P.236-239.

A frequency-sensitive optical gyroscope based on an electro-optical oscillator is proposed. The operating principles of this device are described, its noise and ultimate sensitivity are estimated. The proposed gyroscope is self-oscillating device whose operating frequency is changed as a result of a change of the rotation rate but one is entirely free from the problem of locking.


Fig.2 Schematic of the gyroscope. 1 - laser, 2 - acousto-optical modulator , 3 - photodetector, 4 - RF amplifier, 5,6,7,8 - beam splitters, 9 - coil of the optical fiber.