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Spun optical microfiber
George Y.Chen, Gilberto Brambilla, and Trevor P.Newson
The first report of spun optical microfiber (OM) is presented, with details on its fabrication method and a demonstration of its important role in making practical Faraday-based microcoil current sensors. These sensors have shown potential for significantly higher bandwidth and compactness compared to conventional fiber-optic current sensors. We demonstrate that spun OM exhibits superior resistance to bend- and packaging-induced linear birefringence, which can improve the responsivity and reproducibility of the sensor head.
IEEE Photonics Technology Letters (2012) Vol.24(19) pp.1663-1666
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