Special Section on Slow and Fast Light

Some considerations on slow- and fast-light gyros

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Sylvain Schwartz

Thales Research and Technology France, Campus Polytechnique, 1 Avenue Fresnel, 91767 Palaiseau, France

Fabienne Goldfarb

Laboratoire Aimé Cotton, CNRS—Université Paris 11—ENS Cachan, 91405 Orsay, France

Fabien Bretenaker

Laboratoire Aimé Cotton, CNRS—Université Paris 11—ENS Cachan, 91405 Orsay, France

Opt. Eng. 53(10), 102706 (Aug 07, 2014). doi:10.1117/1.OE.53.10.102706
History: Received April 15, 2014; Revised June 23, 2014; Accepted June 30, 2014
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Abstract.  We discuss the effect of dispersion on the ultimate sensitivity limit of optical gyros. We present some arguments to support the fact that the dispersion can overcome some technical limitations associated with optical gyros, but cannot significantly change their fundamental sensitivity limit (given by shot-noise for passive optical gyros and by the Schawlow–Townes limit for active optical gyros).

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Sylvain Schwartz ; Fabienne Goldfarb and Fabien Bretenaker
"Some considerations on slow- and fast-light gyros", Opt. Eng. 53(10), 102706 (Aug 07, 2014). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.53.10.102706


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