Professional Technical Sales Organization

Fiber optic gyroscopes (FOGs)

Providing KEY COMPONENTS AND COMPREHENSIVE TEST SOLutions

Fiber optic gyroscopes (FOGs) have many important applications in navigation and positioning systems, angular velocity sensors, stabilization equipment, and recently, in autonomous vehicle guidance backup systems for GPS-inaccessible areas. In an optical gyroscope, two counter-propagating optical beams are brought into interference in a Sagnac interferometer after travelling around a fiber-optic loop. The gyroscope system determines the rotation rate by measuring the net phase difference between the two beams, which is proportional to the rotation rate.

 

A high performance fiber gyro system must be able to accurately detect phase differences due to rotation, while minimizing or being able to compensate for phase differences due to other sources, such as temperature effects. In a FOG system, the sensing element is an optical fiber coil. Minimizing causes of phase errors in the coils reduces design complexity and improves the performance of the entire system, and increasing coil uniformity aids in standardization for mass production.

Typical Applications we address:

  • Complete FOG Coils- various sizes and wavelengths
  • Modulators
  • Passive Components
  • Optical Reflectometers and Spectrum Analyzers

The Challenges

• Size and Cost
• Noise/Efficiency
• Phase Error

The Capabilities We offer

• Complete FOG coils of varying sizes and wavelengths
• Custom coils and winding services
• Modulators
• Passive Fiberoptic Components
• Low RIN Lasers
• Polarization Crosstalk Analyzer
• Fiberoptic Test Equipment to support engineering and Manufacturing

• Phase Modulators
• Specialty Fiber

• Optical Spectrum Analyzers from 350nm – 5.5µm
• Wavelength Meters

• Wavelength Meters

• DFB Lasers and Modulators
• Fused Couplers
• Polarization Diverse Receivers

• 1550nm & 1060nm CW low RIN lasers
• Polarizers
• Coils and Coil Winding Services
• Hi-Res Reflectometers
• Polarization Crosstalk Analyzer

• Fiberoptic Test Platform
• Fiber Inspection and Cleaning Tools