Patent Number: 8,576,403

Title: Laser gyro having a solid-state amplifying medium and an optical ring cavity

Abstract: A laser gyro having a solid-state amplifying medium and an optical ring cavity includes an assembly encompassing the optical cavity and able to experience an oscillating rotational motion, as well as at least one external optical device for longitudinal injection of energy into the solid-state amplifying medium. The laser gyro also includes a fixing assembly adapted for translationally and rotationally binding said assembly encompassing the optical cavity and said external optical device for longitudinal injection of energy.

Inventors: Gutty; Francois (Palaiseau, FR), Feugnet; Gilles (Palaiseau, FR), Schwartz; Sylvain (Saint-Remy les Chevreuse, FR)

Assignee: Thales

International Classification: G01C 19/66 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017