The Sagnac interferometer is based on the Sagnac effect, reported by G.
Let us now assume that the Sagnac interferometer and its light laser beams are in the region of space around the Earth where the gravitational potential is given by equation (3) and let us further assume that the quantum correction to the potential is really negligible.
Let now a Sagnac interferometer be aboard a satellite in a circular polar orbit of inclination i = 90 degrees.
For this last case of the elliptical orbit in (25) and (26) where the Sagnac interferometer is on the satellite and we assume [R.
To attempt increasing the resolution of the phase difference of the Sagnac interferometer let us now propose a Sagnac loop, that has the shape of an ellipse that rotates with an angular velocity [OMEGA].
Let now as before have a Sagnac interferometer be aboard a satellite in a circular polar orbit of inclination i = 90 degrees.