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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 9 — Mar. 20, 2013
  • pp: 1968–1977

Multiaxis electric field sensing using slab coupled optical sensors

Daniel Perry, Spencer Chadderdon, Richard Forber, Wen C. Wang, Richard Selfridge, and Stephen Schultz  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 9, pp. 1968-1977 (2013)

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This paper provides the details of a multiaxis electric field sensor. The sensing element consists of three slab coupled optical-fiber sensors that are combined to allow directional electric field sensing. The packaged three-axis sensor has a small cross-sectional area of 0.5cm×0.5cm by using an x-cut crystal. A method is described that uses a sensitivity-matrix approach to map the measurements to field components. The calibration and testing are described, resulting in an average error of 1.5°.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: January 17, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 17, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 1, 2013
Published: March 18, 2013

Daniel Perry, Spencer Chadderdon, Richard Forber, Wen C. Wang, Richard Selfridge, and Stephen Schultz, "Multiaxis electric field sensing using slab coupled optical sensors," Appl. Opt. 52, 1968-1977 (2013)

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