2 June 2014 Electric field sensing with high spatial resolution via a charged "flying particle" optically guided inside hollow-core PCF
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Proceedings Volume 9157, 23rd International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors; 915704 (2014) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2059015
Event: OFS2014 23rd International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, 2014, Santander, Spain
Abstract
We report an electric field sensor based on a charged microparticle that is optically trapped, and moved to and fro, inside a hollow-core photonic crystal fibre (PCF). Transverse electric fields displace the particle, altering the transmitted optical power. The transmission change is found to be linear with fields in the 0.1-50 kV/m range, with a flat frequency response from 0.01 to ~1 kHz. In a first test, the field pattern near a multi-element electrode was resolved with a spatial resolution of 1 mm. This unique "flying particle" sensor allows electric field mapping over long distances (the lowest loss hollow core PCF has a 3 dB length of ~3 km) and is suitable for inaccessible or harsh environments.
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D. S. Bykov, O. A. Schmidt, T. G. Euser, P. St. J. Russell, "Electric field sensing with high spatial resolution via a charged "flying particle" optically guided inside hollow-core PCF ", Proc. SPIE 9157, 23rd International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, 915704 (2 June 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2059015; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2059015
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