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QUANTUM OPTICS / AMO PHYSICS SEMINAR


"The Ring Laser Gyroscope"


Virgil Sanders
Institute for Quantum Science & Engineering
Texas A&M University


ABSTRACT 

A history of the ring laser gyroscope will be presented, starting from concept in the early 60’s (i.e. the Sagnac effect plus laser technology) to the application and domination in the inertial navigation industry in the mid 80’s. The talk will involve a review of the various approaches and enabling technologies that made them successful.


Tuesday, March 20, 2012
IQSE 578, 2:00 p.m.
Mitchell Physics Building


Institute for Quantum Science and Engineering
Texas A&M University

(Coffee and Cookies to be served at 1:45 p.m.)