Special Issue "Optical Gyroscopes and Navigation Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2014)
Dr. Francesco De Leonardis
Department of Electrical and Information Engineering Polytechnic University of Bari, Via Edoardo Orabona n. 4, 70125 Bari, Italy
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Interests: photonic devices; non linear integrated optics; nonlinear photonic sensors; nanophotonic integrated sensors; semiconductor lasers; optical sensors for gyros
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
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- sagnac effect
- angular velocity
- optical sensors
- optical resonators
- optical interferometers
- fiber optics
- integrated photonic devices
- navigation systems