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Practical considerations in the design of optical fiber current sensors
Author(s): Dingding Tang; Allen H. Rose; Gordon W. Day
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Paper Abstract

While current sensors based on the Faraday effect in bulk materials have shown good success in field tests, the use of single mode fiber as the sensing element has both technical and economic advantages. In this paper we describe some of the practical problems that have inhibited the development of fiber current sensors. Recent research suggests that most of these problems, including especially the problem of linear birefringence in the sensing coils, can be solved. Instruments providing a measurement quality approaching that set by fundamental material parameters can now be achieved.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1990
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1267, Fiber Optic Sensors IV, (1 August 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.20287
Show Author Affiliations
Dingding Tang, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Allen H. Rose, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Gordon W. Day, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1267:
Fiber Optic Sensors IV
Ralf Th. Kersten, Editor(s)

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