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Author MacDougall, T.W. ♦ Lutz, D.R. ♦ Wandmacher, R.A.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1991
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations ♦ Applied physics
Subject Keyword Optical fibers ♦ Optical fiber sensors ♦ Sensor systems ♦ Power systems ♦ Optical sensors ♦ Optical fiber polarization ♦ Optical fiber devices ♦ Coils ♦ Current ♦ Optical devices
Abstract Numerous techniques have been developed to sense electric current optically, including several using optical fibers as the sensing element. To date, these methods have failed to overcome the fundamental performance problems of the incorporated bulk optic components as well as the instability of the sensing fiber. A description of an all-fiber optic current sensor is presented. A method for producing highly stable sensing coils and techniques for interfacing these coils with novel polarizing fiber are described. The performance of a fully functional prototype device is discussed. Theoretical limits and preliminary characterization data are presented.
Description Author affiliation: 3M Co., Austin, TX, USA (MacDougall, T.W.)
ISBN 0780302192
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1991-09-22
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 552.18 kB
Page Count 6
Starting Page 336
Ending Page 341


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library