Morgan Advanced Materials (Windsor, UK) has developed the capability to design and manufacture piezoelectric transducers for use in ring laser gyroscope (RLG) technologies, used in a variety of high-precision applications. Morgan is creating the transducers in a range of shapes and geometries from a modified range of hard piezoelectric (PZT) materials, developed from the company’s proprietary range of ceramics. Other piezoelectric formulations are available on request, depending on the temperature range required in the application.

In recent years the industry has witnessed a multitude of developments in the area of optical gyroscopes which deliver highly reliable, solid-state performance immune from many of the mechanical effects which restrict the performance of conventional spinning mass gyroscopes.

Frequency stabilization is obtained using a piezoelectric transducer to precisely move one or more of the four mirrors located on the perimeter of the cavity.

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