Temperature Dependence of Faraday Effect-Induced Bias Error in a Fiber Optic Gyroscope
AbstractImproving the performance of interferometric fiber optic gyroscope (IFOG) in harsh environments, such as magnetic field and temperature field variation, is necessary for its practical applications. This paper presents an investigation of Faraday effect-induced bias error of IFOG under varying temperature. Jones matrix method is utilized to formulize the temperature dependence of Faraday effect-induced bias error. Theoretical results show that the Faraday effect-induced bias error changes with the temperature in the non-skeleton polarization maintaining (PM) fiber coil. This phenomenon is caused by the temperature dependence of linear birefringence and Verdet constant of PM fiber. Particularly, Faraday effect-induced bias errors of two polarizations always have opposite signs that can be compensated optically regardless of the changes of the temperature. Two experiments with a 1000 m non-skeleton PM fiber coil are performed, and the experimental results support these theoretical predictions. This study is promising for improving the bias stability of IFOG. View Full-Text
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Li, X.; Liu, P.; Guang, X.; Xu, Z.; Guan, L.; Li, G. Temperature Dependence of Faraday Effect-Induced Bias Error in a Fiber Optic Gyroscope. Sensors 2017, 17, 2046.
Li X, Liu P, Guang X, Xu Z, Guan L, Li G. Temperature Dependence of Faraday Effect-Induced Bias Error in a Fiber Optic Gyroscope. Sensors. 2017; 17(9):2046.Chicago/Turabian Style
Li, Xuyou; Liu, Pan; Guang, Xingxing; Xu, Zhenlong; Guan, Lianwu; Li, Guangchun. 2017. "Temperature Dependence of Faraday Effect-Induced Bias Error in a Fiber Optic Gyroscope." Sensors 17, no. 9: 2046.
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