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High spatial resolution distributed optical fiber magnetic field sensor based on magnetostriction by optical frequency-domain reflectometry
Author(s): Yang Du; Tiegen Liu; Zhenyang Ding; Kun Liu; Bowen Feng; Junfeng Jiang
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Paper Abstract

The distributed optical fiber magnetic field sensors have a capability of spatially resolving the magnetic field along the entire sensing fiber that is distinguishes from other sensing methods. We present a distributed optical fiber magnetic field sensor based on magnetostriction using Rayleigh backscattering spectra shift in OFDR (optical frequency-domain reflectometry). As the spectral shift of Rayleigh backscattering can be used to achieve a distributed strain measurements with high sensitivity and high spatial resolution using OFDR. In the proposed sensor, the magnetostrictive Fe-Co-V alloy thin films as sensing materials are attached to a 51 m standard single mode fiber (SMF). We detect the strain coupled to SMF caused by variation of magnetic field by measuring Rayleigh Backscattering spectra shift in OFDR. In our experiment, we measure the range of the magnetic field is from 12.9 mT~143.3 mT using proposed method. The minimal measurable magnetic field variation is 12.9 mT when the spatial resolution is 4 cm. The minimal measurable magnetic field variation can be improved to 5.3 mT by increasing the spatial resolution to 14 cm. Moreover, we present the simulation result of two dimension (2D) distribution for the static magnetic field using the Maxwell software program.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 March 2015
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9369, Photonic Instrumentation Engineering II, 93690I (13 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2078251
Show Author Affiliations
Yang Du, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Tiegen Liu, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Zhenyang Ding, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Kun Liu, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Bowen Feng, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Junfeng Jiang, Tianjin Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9369:
Photonic Instrumentation Engineering II
Yakov G. Soskind; Craig Olson, Editor(s)

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