Accession Number:

ADD007759

Title:

Magnetooptic Bias of Ring Laser Using Reflective Magneto-Optic Element at Near-Grazing Incidence.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

A method of introducing magneto-optic bias into a ring laser permitting its use as a gyroscope. A Kerr reflective mirror is positioned in one leg of a triangle between reflectors at two vertices so that radiation from a reflector at one of the vertices is reflected at the maximum practical angle of incidence to a reflector at the adjacent vertex. By incorporating the reflective magneto-optic element at near-grazing incidence, full advantage is taken of the dependence of the magneto-optical properties upon angle of incidence. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE