Accession Number:

ADA137080

Title:

Large Enhancement of the Sagnac Effect Based on Nonlinearly Induced Nonreciprocity.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Apr 82-31 Mar 83,

Corporate Author:

PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IN SCHOOL OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-05-30

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

A substantial enhancement by orders of magnitude of the Sagnac effect in a passive ring resonator can be attained by using a nonreciprocal feedback. This feedback is based on the nonreciprocal element controlled by the signal proportional to the difference between intensities of counterpropagating waves, and is an opto-electronic analog of nonlinear nonreciprocity proposed by us early. Under some critical conditions, this system can exhibit directional bistability and directional switching of the counterpropagating waves. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
  • Quantum Theory and Relativity
  • Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE