Beam width correction in high precision Sagnac interferometry Academic Article uri icon


  • The effect of finite beam width on the Sagnac frequency shift is calculated using a general relativistic analysis. For small rotation rates, the beam width effect dominates over lowest order special relativistic corrections, and is a possible source of error in precision measurements. 1981.

published proceedings

  • Optics Communications

author list (cited authors)

  • Zubairy, M. S., Scully, M. O., & Just, K.

citation count

  • 5

complete list of authors

  • Zubairy, MS||Scully, MO||Just, K

publication date

  • February 1981