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A Fiber Optic Sensor For Measuring Multimegampere Currents From Flux Compression Generators
Author(s): L. R. Veeser; R. S. Caird; C. M. Fowler; D. J. Erickson
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Paper Abstract

We are developing and fielding single mode fiber optic sensors that measure multi-megampere currents in electromagnetically hostile environments aggravated by the use of explosives. Current is measured by detecting the Faraday rotation of polarized laser light from a fiber surrounding the current conductor. Comparisons to accurately calibrated Rogowski loops show agreement to within a few per cent, well within the accuracies of the experiments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 October 1984
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0506, Fiber Optics in Adverse Environments II, (15 October 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.944911
Show Author Affiliations
L. R. Veeser, Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)
R. S. Caird, Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)
C. M. Fowler, Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)
D. J. Erickson, Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0506:
Fiber Optics in Adverse Environments II
Roger A. Greenwell, Editor(s)

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