MIOC-S chip is a key component in Fiber Optic Gyroscope (FOG) for measuring angular velocity of an inertial navigation system. This integrated device, fabricated on Lithium Niobate (LiNbO3) material, is composed of a polarizer, a Y-junction coupler and dual electro-optical phase modulators. Waveguides on the chip are produced by the High Temperature Proton Exchange (HTPE) process. The MIOC-S has more than 60dB Polarization Extinction Ratio (PER) and can minimize bias drift resulting from polarization crosstalk induced non-reciprocity. This MIOC-S device has been used in a high-sensitivity inertial navigation system to detect less than 0.5 deg/hour angular velocity change. It has highly reliable performance with wide temperature range tolerance.


  • 1550 ± 20 nm operation
  • PM fiber input and output port
  • Polarization extinction ratio > 60 dB
  • Vπ voltage < 4.5 V
  • Fiber/chip crosstalk < -20 dB
  • Low fiber-to-fiber insertion loss
  • Push-pull electrode design


  • Fiber Optic Gyroscope (FOG)
  • Fiber Optic Current Sensor (FOCS)
  • Hydrophone
  • CubeSat and SmallSat
  • Other Optical Sensing Applications


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