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Spun optical microfiber

Spun optical microfiber
Spun optical microfiber
The first report of spun optical microfiber (OM) is presented, with details on its fabrication method and a demonstration of its important role in making practical Faraday-based microcoil current sensors. These sensors have shown potential for significantly higher bandwidth and compactness compared to conventional fiber-optic current sensors. We demonstrate that spun OM exhibits superior resistance to bend- and packaging-induced linear birefringence, which can improve the responsivity and reproducibility of the sensor head.
birefringence, current sensing, spun optical microfiber(OM)
1041-1135
1663-1666
Chen, George Y.
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Brambilla, Gilberto
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Newson, Trevor P.
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Chen, George Y.
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Brambilla, Gilberto
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Newson, Trevor P.
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Chen, George Y., Brambilla, Gilberto and Newson, Trevor P. (2012) Spun optical microfiber. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 24 (19), 1663-1666. (doi:10.1109/LPT.2012.2209414).

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Abstract

The first report of spun optical microfiber (OM) is presented, with details on its fabrication method and a demonstration of its important role in making practical Faraday-based microcoil current sensors. These sensors have shown potential for significantly higher bandwidth and compactness compared to conventional fiber-optic current sensors. We demonstrate that spun OM exhibits superior resistance to bend- and packaging-induced linear birefringence, which can improve the responsivity and reproducibility of the sensor head.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 1 August 2012
Published date: October 2012
Keywords: birefringence, current sensing, spun optical microfiber(OM)
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 343090
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/343090
ISSN: 1041-1135
PURE UUID: 194cf972-f12c-43a6-b327-8840c0a7c90d

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Date deposited: 24 Sep 2012 12:36
Last modified: 31 Oct 2017 17:34

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