Utilization of Faraday Mirror in Fiber Optic Current Sensors
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Fiber optic sensors dispose of some advantages in the field of electrical current and magnetic field measurement, like large bandwidth, linearity, light transmission possibilities. Unfortunately, they suffer from some parasitic phenomena. The crucial issue is the presence of induced and latent linear birefringence, which is imposed by the fiber manufacture imperfections as well as mechanical stress by fiber bending. In order to the linear birefringence compensation a promising method was chosen for pulsed current sensor design. The method employs orthogonal polarization conjugation by the back direction propagation of the light wave in the fiber. The Jones calculus analysis presents its propriety. An experimental fiber optic current sensor has been designed and realized. The advantage of the proposed method was proved considering to the sensitivity improvement.
KeywordsFiber optic sensor, magneto-optic effect, Faraday mirror, linear birefringence, circular birefringence
Document typePeer reviewed
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SourceRadioengineering. 2008, vol. 17, č. 4, s. 101-107. ISSN 1210-2512
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