13 August 1986 Kerr voltage sensor
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Proceedings Volume 0648, Photonics: High Bandwidth Analog Applications; (1986) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.964536
Event: SPIE Institutes for Advanced Optical Technologies, 1988, Hamburg, Germany
The electrooptic Kerr effect is the interaction of an applied electric field with a birefringent fluid medium resulting in a change in the refractive index of the fluid. It has found a variety of applications in the measurement of the applied voltage and electric field by analyzing the polarization rotation of light shined through the fluid. Potentials of kilovolts to megavolts, and risetimes as fast as nanoseconds have been measured.
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Gary R. Allen, Gary R. Allen, } "Kerr voltage sensor", Proc. SPIE 0648, Photonics: High Bandwidth Analog Applications, (13 August 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.964536; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.964536

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