Fiber-optic gyroscope for the suppression of a Faraday-effect-induced bias error

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Yertutanol A., Akcaalan O., Ogut S., ÖZBAY E., CEYLAN A.

OPTICS LETTERS, vol.46, no.17, pp.4328-4331, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 17
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1364/ol.436195
  • Journal Name: OPTICS LETTERS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Aerospace Database, Applied Science & Technology Source, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, Computer & Applied Sciences, EMBASE, MEDLINE, DIALNET
  • Page Numbers: pp.4328-4331
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Inertial rotation sensors, interferometric fiber-optic gyroscopes (IFOGs), are widely used in military and industrial applications due to their high sensitivity and stability. In this Letter, a new, to the best of our knowledge, fiber coil design is proposed to reduce magnetic field sensitivity without adding any optical components or electronic algorithms to the IFOG system. It is shown that this design can be applied without disturbing the simplest IFOG structure. Considering the fact that the magnetic field has an invertible effect on polarization, the compensation of the Faraday-effect-induced bias error has been demonstrated theoretically and experimentally by allowing two different polarizations to trawl inside the fiber coil. According to the experimental results, the bias error was reduced approximately 20 times from +/- 9.6 degrees/h/mT to +/- 0.5 degrees/h/mT. (C) 2021 Optical Society of America