Resonantly enhanced Faraday rotation in an microcoil current sensor

Chen, G.Y., Lee, T., Ismaeel, R., Brambilla, G. and Newson, T.P. (2012) Resonantly enhanced Faraday rotation in an microcoil current sensor. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 24, (10), 860-862. (doi:10.1109/LPT.2012.2189381).


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A proof-of-principle experimental demonstration with theoretical modeling is presented for resonantly enhanced Faraday rotation in a microcoil current sensor. The recirculation of resonant light within the coil gives rise to an accumulated polarization rotation and thus improved responsivity. According to simulations, microcoil resonators with sharper resonances could offer significantly larger enhancements. This new type of current sensor has the potential to be ultrafast, compact, and low-cost.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1109/LPT.2012.2189381
ISSNs: 1041-1135 (print)
1941-0174 (electronic)
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Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions : Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 339965
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
15 May 2012Published
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2012 11:01
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 14:29

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