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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2012
  • pp: 4467–4469

Optofluidic magnetometer developed in a microstructured optical fiber

A. Candiani, M. Konstantaki, W. Margulis, and S. Pissadakis  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 21, pp. 4467-4469 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.004467


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Abstract

A directional, in-fiber optofluidic magnetometer based on a microstructured optical fiber (MOF) Bragg-grating infiltrated with a ferrofluidic defect is presented. Upon application of a magnetic field, the ferrofluidic defect moves along the length of the MOF Bragg grating, modifying its reflection spectrum. The magnetometer is capable of measuring magnetic fields from 317 to 2500 G. The operational principle of such in-fiber magnetic field probe allows the elaboration of directional measurements of the magnetic field flux.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(230.3810) Optical devices : Magneto-optic systems
(060.3735) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: August 29, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 13, 2012
Published: October 24, 2012

Citation
A. Candiani, M. Konstantaki, W. Margulis, and S. Pissadakis, "Optofluidic magnetometer developed in a microstructured optical fiber," Opt. Lett. 37, 4467-4469 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-21-4467


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