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Integrated-optic voltage transducer for high-voltage applications
Author(s): Patrick P. Chavez; Nicolas A.F. Jaeger; Farnoosh Rahmatian; Christopher P. Yakymyshyn
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a novel voltage transducer. Its design is based on a mathematical procedure that enables a small number of strategically positioned electric field sensors to accurately measure the voltage. The voltage transducer takes advantage of existing compact, non-intrusive optical electric field sensor technology, specifically, the integrated-optic Pockels cell (IOPC), but is not limited to optical technology. The key advantage of this voltage transducer over other existing optics-based voltage transducer technologies is that it does not require any customized electrode structures and/or special insulation. A highvoltage integrated-optic voltage transducer has been used to obtain measurements with metering class accuracies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 December 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4087, Applications of Photonic Technology 4, (15 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.406373
Show Author Affiliations
Patrick P. Chavez, Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)
Nicolas A.F. Jaeger, Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)
Farnoosh Rahmatian, NxtPhase Corp. (Canada)
Christopher P. Yakymyshyn, Montana State Univ./Bozeman (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4087:
Applications of Photonic Technology 4
Roger A. Lessard; George A. Lampropoulos, Editor(s)

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