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Spun Optical Microfiber

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3 Author(s)
Chen, G.Y. ; Optoelectron. Res. Centre, Univ. of Southampton, Southampton, UK ; Brambilla, G. ; Newson, T.P.

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.

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Photonics Technology Letters, IEEE  (Volume:24 ,  Issue: 19 )