Optimizing the electronic control loop of a solid-state ring laser gyroscope

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Schwartz, Sylvain
Rebut, Maxence
Feugnet, Gilles
Colineau, Joseph
Pocholle, Jean-Paul
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We study in this Letter the dynamical effects of the limited bandwidth of the control electronics in a solid-state (Nd-YAG) ring laser gyroscope. We derive a stability condition for the rotation-sensing regime in the case of a first-order control loop, showing that the smallest measurable rotation speed depends directly on the cutoff frequency value. Our experimental measurements are in good agreement with this prediction.
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Physics - Optics
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