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.

published proceedings

  • Opt Lett

author list (cited authors)

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

citation count

  • 10

complete list of authors

  • Anderson, DZ||Chow, WW||Scully, MO||Sanders, VE

publication date

  • October 1980