Measurement of magnetic field using Rayleigh backscattering in optical fibres

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In this paper, we investigate the use of optical reflectometry in optical fibres for the measurement of magnetic field. The dedicated application concerns the measurement of plasma current in the fusion reactor. The measurement is based on the rotation of the polarization state of the Rayleigh backscattered signal when an optical pulse is launched in the fibre. Particular care has been undertaken to evaluate the impact of linear birefringence on the measurement performance.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnnima 2011 Proceedings
Place of PublicationNew York, United States
StatePublished - May 2011
Event2011 - ANIMMA - Advancements in Nuclear Instrumentation Measurement Methods and their Applications - Ghent, Belgium

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Conference2011 - ANIMMA - Advancements in Nuclear Instrumentation Measurement Methods and their Applications
CountryBelgium
CityGhent
Period2011-06-062011-06-09

Keywords

  • optical, reflectometry, fibre, measurement, magnetic field, Rayleigh, backscattering

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