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Researchers at the University of Southampton’s Optoelectronics Research Centre, collaborating with researchers from Honeywell, have applied nodeless antiresonant fibers (NANFs) — a distinct class of hollow-core optical fiber with low attenuation — to improve the stability of resonator fiber optic gyroscopes. By confining light in a central void of the hollow-core fiber, filled with air or gas, the fibers eliminated many of the nonlinear effects that negatively influence the performance of sensor devices such as resonator fiber optic gyroscopes.
When paired with NANFs, the light-based gyroscopes, which boast applications in civil aviation, autonomous vehicle transportation, and other forms of navigation, demonstrated…READ MORE