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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2013
  • pp: 926–928

Magnetic induction-induced resistive heating of optical fibers and gratings

John Canning, Masood Naqshbandi, Kevin Cook, and George Huyang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 6, pp. 926-928 (2013)

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Magnetic induction heating of optical fibers packaged with a steel plate is studied using a fiber Bragg grating. The dependence on the induced wavelength shift with magnetic field is obtained for a commercially available induction heater. More than a 300°C temperature rise is observed within seconds. The potential of magnetic induction as an efficient and rapid means of modulating devices and as a novel approach to potential optical based magnetic field and current sensing is proposed and discussed. The extension of the ideas into micro and nanophotonics is described.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(230.3810) Optical devices : Magneto-optic systems

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: December 21, 2012
Revised Manuscript: February 13, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 14, 2013
Published: March 13, 2013

John Canning, Masood Naqshbandi, Kevin Cook, and George Huyang, "Magnetic induction-induced resistive heating of optical fibers and gratings," Opt. Lett. 38, 926-928 (2013)

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