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Electro-Optic Kerr Effect in Spun High-Birefringent Fiber Current Sensors

Published

Author(s)

Allen Rose, P. G. Polynkin, J. Blake

Abstract

We have measured the influence of the electro-optic (EO) Kerr effect on the response of a spun high-birefringence (hi-bi) fiber current sensor in a simulated Gas Insulated System (GIS) environment. We show that the EO Kerr effect distorts the response of the sensor, and that the second-harmonic signal has a small dependence on the input polarizer angle. We also, have theoretically modeled a polarimetric current sensor using spun hi-bi fiber and compared the models to our experimental results. With the models we predict the response of a fiber current sensor in a 550 kV GIS application.
Proceedings Title
Proc., Intl. Optical Fiber Sensors Conf.
Conference Dates
October 11-13, 2000
Conference Location
Venice, 1, IT

Keywords

electro-optic Kerr effect, optical fiber current sensors, spun hi-bi fiber

Citation

Rose, A. , Polynkin, P. and Blake, J. (2000), Electro-Optic Kerr Effect in Spun High-Birefringent Fiber Current Sensors, Proc., Intl. Optical Fiber Sensors Conf., Venice, 1, IT (Accessed April 14, 2024)
Created September 30, 2000, Updated October 12, 2021