DOI: 10.17586/2226-1494-2016-16-5-780-786


EVALUATION METHOD FOR PARASITIC EFFECTS OF THE ELECTRO-OPTICAL MODULATOR IN A FIBER OPTIC GYROSCOPE

S. A. Volkovskiy, A. S. Aleynik, A. N. Nikitenko, M. A. Smolovik, D. A. Pogorelaya


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For citation: Volkovskiy S.A., Aleynik A.S., Nikitenko A.N., Smolovik M.A., Pogorelaya D.A. Evaluation method for parasitic effects of the electro-optical modulator in a fiber optic gyroscope. Scientific and Technical Journal of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics, 2016, vol. 16, no. 5, pp. 780–786. doi: 10.17586/2226-1494-2016-16-5-780-786

Abstract

 Subject of Research.The paper proposes an original method for studying the parasitic effects in the electro-optic modulator of the fiber optic gyroscope. Proposed method is based on the usage of a special waveform phase modulation signal. Method. The essence of the proposed method lies in modification of serrodyne modulation signal, thereby providing a periodic displacement of the phase difference signal to the maximum of the interference curve. In this case, the intensity level reflects the influence of parasitic effects with the degree of manifestation being determined by the sequence of voltage control signals applied to the modulator. Enumeration of combinations of control signals and the corresponding intensity levels gives the possibility to observe an empirical dependence of the parasitic effects and use it later for compensation. Main Results. The efficiency of the proposed method is demonstrated by the program model of the fiber optic gyroscope. The results of the method application on a production sample of the device were obtained. Comparison with the results of direct estimate of the parasitic intensity modulation effect testifies to the effectiveness of the proposed method. Practical Relevance. The method can be used as a diagnostic tool to quantify the influence of parasitic effects in the electro-optic modulator of the fiber optic gyroscope as well as for their subsequent compensation.


Keywords: fiber-optic gyroscope, electro-optic modulator, phase modulation, intensity modulation, four-stage modulation

Acknowledgements. This work was performed at ITMO University with the financial support of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation (Unique project ID: RFMEFI57815X0109, Agreement No14.578.21.0109).

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