Electro-optic Kerr effects in spun high-birefringent fiber current sensors

A. H. Rose, P. G. Polynkin, J. Blake

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We have measured the influence of the electro-optic (EO) Kerr effect on the response of a spun high-birefringence (hi-bi) fiber current sensor in a simulated Gas Insulated System (GIS) environment. We show that the EO Kerr effect distorts the response of the sensor, and that the second-harmonic signal has a small dependence on the input polarizer angle. We also, have theoretically modeled a polarimetric current sensor using spun hi-bi fiber and compared the models to our experimental results. With the models we predict the response of a fiber current sensor in a 550 kV GIS application.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)348-351
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2000
Event14th International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors - Venice, Italy
Duration: Oct 11 2000Oct 13 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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