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) : Prinz,Gary A

Report Date : 30 Sep 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 5

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)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Ring lasers, *Magnetooptics, Bias, Gyroscopes, Kerr cells, Figure of merit, Angles, Grazing, Laser beams, Angular acceleration

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE