Novel multioscillator approach to the problem of locking in two-mode ring-laser gyros. Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • We show theoretically that ring-laser locking between counterrunning waves can be avoided by an internally generated dither effect. Specifically, a barely oscillating detuned mode pair dithers the primary mode pair through coupling in the nonlinear medium. Experimental evidence supporting this result is presented.

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Scully, M. O., Sanders, V., & Sargent, M.

citation count

  • 16

publication date

  • August 1978