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Analysis of the Phase Difference in a Fiber-Optical Conveyor

Author:

Sokolov, Gennadiy

Category:

Research Papers

Sub-Category:

Mechanics / Electrodynamics

Language:

English

Date Published:

November 28, 2012

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809

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Abstract:

The experiments with a conveyor connected to a non-rotating fiber optic gyroscope (FOG) are described in [1], [2]. When the FOG moves rectilinear with constant speed V relative to the conveyor, a fringe shift proportional to V arises in the interferometer. This discovery leads to creating a nanoscale-sensitivity linear motion sensor. However, the authors' explanation of the experiments and of the discovered effect is incorrect. Their claim that these experiments prove a generalization of the Sagnac effect includes translational motion is also incorrect. The assumption that the “rotational” Sagnac effect is a special case of their discovery, gives rise to the erroneous claim that their device can identify Earth's rotation and may be used for a crucial test of light-speed constancy

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