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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 19 — Jul. 1, 2009
  • pp: 3695–3701

Electric field sensor array from cavity resonance between optical D-fiber and multiple slab waveguides

Richard Gibson, Richard Selfridge, and Stephen Schultz  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 19, pp. 3695-3701 (2009)

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We develop an electric field sensor array based on optical fiber interrogation with electro-optic crystals to measure high energy electromagnetic pulses. D-shaped optical fiber provides the platform for resonant coupling with multiple electro-optic crystals, allowing an array of sensing points on a single strand of optical fiber. Because of its small size, flexibility, and dielectric composition, this sensor array is suitable for performing electric-field analysis at multiple points within an electronic device. Using lithium niobate and potassium titanyl phosphate crystals, the sensor array is sensitive to fields as low as 100 V / m .

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(280.4788) Remote sensing and sensors : Optical sensing and sensors

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: March 24, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 6, 2009
Published: June 22, 2009

Richard Gibson, Richard Selfridge, and Stephen Schultz, "Electric field sensor array from cavity resonance between optical D-fiber and multiple slab waveguides," Appl. Opt. 48, 3695-3701 (2009)

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