Abstract

This paper provides the details of a multiaxis electric field sensor. The sensing element consists of three slab coupled optical-fiber sensors that are combined to allow directional electric field sensing. The packaged three-axis sensor has a small cross-sectional area of 0.5cm×0.5cm by using an x-cut crystal. A method is described that uses a sensitivity-matrix approach to map the measurements to field components. The calibration and testing are described, resulting in an average error of 1.5°.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Electric field sensor array from cavity resonance between optical D-fiber and multiple slab waveguides

Richard Gibson, Richard Selfridge, and Stephen Schultz
Appl. Opt. 48(19) 3695-3701 (2009)

Single tunable laser interrogation of slab-coupled optical sensors through resonance tuning

Spencer Chadderdon, Leeland Woodard, Daniel Perry, Richard H. Selfridge, and Stephen M. Schultz
Appl. Opt. 52(12) 2682-2687 (2013)

Frequency dependence of slab coupled optical sensor sensitivity

Spencer Chadderdon, Bradley M. Whitaker, Eric Whiting, Daniel Perry, Richard H. Selfridge, and Stephen M. Schultz
Appl. Opt. 52(27) 6771-6775 (2013)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (27)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (24)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription