Optically biased laser gyro. Academic Article uri icon


  • We describe a four-mode ring laser that exhibits none of the mode-locking characteristics that plague laser gyros. This laser is characterized by a bias that changes sign with a change in the direction of rotation and prevents the counterpropagating modes from locking. A theoretical analysis explaining the experimental results is outlined.

author list (cited authors)

  • Anderson, D. Z., Sanders, V. E., Chow, W. W., & Scully, M. O.

citation count

  • 9

publication date

  • October 1980