Current sensing in magnetic fusion experiments by Faraday rotation in single-mode optical fibers

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We find that sensors exploiting the Faraday effect in single-mode optical fibers are practical means of measuring large currents in the MFE environment. Work still needs to be done to overcome the effects of linear birefringence. We have seen distortion caused by dynamic stress-induced birefringence and shown the importance of physically eliminating it because of the difficulty of treating it analytically.

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Chandler, G.I. & Jahoda, F.C. January 1, 1983.

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We find that sensors exploiting the Faraday effect in single-mode optical fibers are practical means of measuring large currents in the MFE environment. Work still needs to be done to overcome the effects of linear birefringence. We have seen distortion caused by dynamic stress-induced birefringence and shown the importance of physically eliminating it because of the difficulty of treating it analytically.

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  • 10. symposium on fusion engineering, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 5 Dec 1983

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  • Other: DE84004326
  • Report No.: LA-UR-83-3480
  • Report No.: CONF-831203-48
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5399232
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Chandler, G.I. & Jahoda, F.C. Current sensing in magnetic fusion experiments by Faraday rotation in single-mode optical fibers, article, January 1, 1983; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1064116/: accessed December 12, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.