Special Issue "Optical Gyroscopes and Navigation Systems"


A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Physical Sensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2014

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Francesco De Leonardis
Department of Electrical and Information Engineering Polytechnic University of Bari, Via Edoardo Orabona n. 4, 70125 Bari, Italy
Website: http://dee.poliba.it/PG/index.html
E-Mail: francesco.deleonardis@poliba.it
Phone: +39 08 0596 3909
Fax: +39 08 0596 3410
Interests: photonic devices; non linear integrated optics; nonlinear photonic sensors; nanophotonic integrated sensors; semiconductor lasers; optical sensors for gyros

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The practical feasibility of optical rotation sensing using the Sagnac effect has been clearly demonstrated. Today, these sensors are employed in a number of applications, such as in satellites, aircrafts and missile control, automobiles, robotics, and medicine. In general, the main properties required for optical gyroscopes in many applications are related to high sensitivity, differential detection, low cost batch fabrication, vibration immunity (from a lack of moving parts), small micro-fabricated components, most mature technology. The aim of this special issue is to collect, and make readily available, the most significant works in this research field. Papers addressing a wide range of applications of photonic gyroscopes are sought; topics include, but are not limited to, recent developments in the following areas: fiber optical gyroscopes, integrated optical gyroscopes both passive and active configurations, new generation optical sensors for gyro miniaturizing, noise control, high efficiency techniques of signal processing after photo-detection, new concepts of gyroscopes, accelerometers, and navigation systems.

Dr. Francesco De Leonardis
Guest Editor


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  • sagnac effect
  • angular velocity
  • optical sensors
  • photonic
  • gyroscopes
  • optical resonators
  • optical interferometers
  • fiber optics
  • integrated photonic devices
  • accelerometers
  • satellite
  • automotive
  • medical
  • robotics
  • navigation systems

Published Papers (4 papers)

by , , ,  and
Sensors 2014, 14(9), 16003-16016; doi:10.3390/s140916003 (registering DOI)
Received: 5 June 2014; in revised form: 12 August 2014 / Accepted: 25 August 2014 / Published: 28 August 2014
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by  and
Sensors 2014, 14(8), 14885-14915; doi:10.3390/s140814885
Received: 18 June 2014; in revised form: 30 July 2014 / Accepted: 11 August 2014 / Published: 13 August 2014
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by  and
Sensors 2014, 14(8), 14289-14301; doi:10.3390/s140814289
Received: 7 May 2014; in revised form: 7 July 2014 / Accepted: 23 July 2014 / Published: 6 August 2014
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by , , ,  and
Sensors 2014, 14(5), 9256-9270; doi:10.3390/s140509256
Received: 10 March 2014; in revised form: 12 May 2014 / Accepted: 21 May 2014 / Published: 23 May 2014
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Last update: 5 March 2014

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