OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics


  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 11 — Apr. 10, 2011
  • pp: 1570–1574

Integrated optics magnetic sensor from 2 kHz to 9 GHz

Bao Sun, Fushen Chen, and Kaixin Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 11, pp. 1570-1574 (2011)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (701 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



A new type of integrated optical magnetic field sensor is presented in this paper. The proposed sensor consists of a Mach–Zehnder waveguide interferometer and a doubly loaded loop antenna. Such a structure can successfully avoid detection of the undesired electric field signal. The size of the sensor is 35 mm × 6 mm × 1 mm . The measurements show that the frequency response is from 2 kHz to 9 GHz , the dynamic range is 98 dB , and the minimum detectable magnetic field is 51.8 μA / m at 1 GHz . Therefore, this sensing system can be used in electromagnetic compatibility measurements.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(280.4788) Remote sensing and sensors : Optical sensing and sensors

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: September 21, 2010
Revised Manuscript: February 8, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: February 15, 2011
Published: April 6, 2011

Bao Sun, Fushen Chen, and Kaixin Chen, "Integrated optics magnetic sensor from 2 kHz to 9 GHz," Appl. Opt. 50, 1570-1574 (2011)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. P. Orr, P. Niewczas, M. Stevenson, and J. Canning, “Compound phase-shifted fiber Bragg structures as intrinsic magnetic field sensors,” J. Lightwave Technol. 28, 2667–2673 (2010). [CrossRef]
  2. H. Whiteside and R. W. P. King, “The loop antenna as a probe,” IEEE Trans. Antennas Propag. 12, 291–297 (1964). [CrossRef]
  3. I. Yokoshima, “Absolute measurements for small loop antennas for RF magnetic field standards,” IEEE Trans. Instrum. Meas. 23, 217–221 (1974). [CrossRef]
  4. E. Suzuki, S. Arakawa, H. Ota, K. I. Arai, and R. Sato, “Optical magnetic field probe with a loop antenna element doubly loaded with electrooptic crystals,” IEEE Trans. Electromagn. Compat. 46, 641–646 (2004). [CrossRef]
  5. C. H. Bulmer,  “Sensitive, highly linear lithium niobate interferometers for electromagnetic field sensing,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 2368–2370 (1988). [CrossRef]
  6. E. Suzuki, T. Miyakawa, H. Ota, K. I. Arai, and R. Sato, “Characteristics of an optical magnetic field probe consisting of a loop antenna element doubly-loaded with LiNbO3,” in 2003 IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility (IEEE, 2003), Vol.  1, pp. 88–91.
  7. M. Tkahashi, H. Ota, K. Ichi Arai, and R. Sato, “A study on magnetic near-field measurements above a patch antenna using an optical waveguide probe with a loop element,” in 2004 International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility (IEEE, 2004), pp. 186–190.
  8. T. Miyakawa, K. Nishikawa, and K. Nishida, “An optical-waveguide-type magnetic field probe with a loop antenna element,” Electron. Commun. Jpn. 2 88, 18–27 (2005). [CrossRef]
  9. V. M. N. Passaro, F. Dell’Olio, and F. De Leonardis, “Electromagnetic field photonic sensors,” Prog. Quantum Electron. 30, 45–73 (2006). [CrossRef]
  10. B. Sun and F. Chen, “Integrated optical magnetic field sensor with a doubly-loaded loop antenna,” in Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Communications, Circuits and Systems (IEEE, 2008), pp. 660–662.

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited