Quantum noise in a dithered-ring-laser gyroscope

W. Schleich*, C. S. Cha, J. D. Cresser

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The influence of quantum noise on the mean beat frequency Ft of a dithered-ring-laser gyroscope is considered. The corresponding Fokker-Planck equation is discussed and approximate analytical expressions and an exact expression for Ft in terms of infinite-matrix continued fractions are obtained. The two approaches are checked against each other.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)230-238
Number of pages9
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1984


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Schleich, W., Cha, C. S., & Cresser, J. D. (1984). Quantum noise in a dithered-ring-laser gyroscope. Physical Review A, 29(1), 230-238. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.29.230