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Resonantly enhanced Faraday rotation in an microcoil current sensor

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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.

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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), pp. 860-862. (doi:10.1109/LPT.2012.2189381).

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Published date: 15 May 2012
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 339965
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/339965
ISSN: 1041-1135
PURE UUID: 7169a419-32a6-4315-bc63-5f8b07698a63

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Date deposited: 06 Jun 2012 11:01
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 05:51

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Author: G.Y. Chen
Author: T. Lee
Author: R. Ismaeel
Author: G. Brambilla
Author: T.P. Newson

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