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[OPTICAL REVIEW Vol. 21, No. 3 (2014) 276-279]
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Analysis of Shupe Effect in Polarization-Maintaining Photonic Crystal Fiber-Optic Gyroscope

Ningfang SONG, Zuoming SUN*, Jingming SONG, Wang SHU, Shuai LI, and Chunxi ZHANG

Institute of Optics and Electronics, Beihang University, Beijing 100191, China

(Received January 6, 2014; Accepted February 18, 2014)

The Shupe effect in a fiber optical gyroscope with polarization-maintaining photonic crystal fiber was studied. The thermal sensitivitise of the polarization-maintaining photonic crystal fiber and conventional polarization-maintaining fiber were simulated and measured. Then the Shupe error in the gyroscope was analyzed. The contrast results showed that the Shupe error of the gyroscope with the polarization-maintaining photonic crystal fiber is quantitatively comparable to that using the conventional polarization-maintaining fiber.

Key words: polarization-maintaining photonic crystal fiber (PM-PCF), polarization-maintaining fiber (PMF), fiber-optic gyroscope (FOG), Shupe error

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