Analysis of resonant optical gyroscopes with two input/output waveguides

Hah D., Zhang D.

OPTICS EXPRESS, vol.18, no.17, pp.18200-18205, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 17
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1364/oe.18.018200
  • Journal Name: OPTICS EXPRESS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.18200-18205
  • Abdullah Gül University Affiliated: No


Rotation sensitivity of optical gyroscopes with ring resonators and two input/output waveguides in a coplanar add-drop filter configuration is studied. First, the gyroscope with a single resonator is analyzed, which is shown to have slightly higher sensitivity than the one with one waveguide. Next, the sensor with two identical resonators coupled through waveguides is investigated, which turns out to have half the sensitivity of the one with a single resonator when compared for the same footprints. The last point is valid when the resonators have the same coupling coefficients to the waveguides in the sensor with two resonators. (C) 2010 Optical Society of America