Accession Number : ADD010263

Title :   Optical Fiber Waveguide for Measuring Magnetic Fields.

Descriptive Note : Patent,


Personal Author(s) : Griscom,David L

Report Date : 01 Feb 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : An optical fiber waveguide for detecting magnetic fields. The optical fiber waveguide includes therein an array of discrete elongate magnetized particles, all polarized in the same direction with their axes generally parallel with the longtiduinal axis of the waveguide, which in the presence of a time-varying magnetic field are subjected to magnetostrictive effects and undergo linear dimension changes to cause a related longitudinal dimension change of the optical fiber waveguide whereby a laser beam passing longitudinally through the waveguide is subject to phase shifts detectable by interferometry.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Optical waveguides, *Fiber optics, *Measurement, Magnetic detection, Arrays, Elongation, Particles, Magnetostriction, Laser beams, Phase shift, Inventions

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Magnetic & Electric Fld Detection & Detectors
      Electricity and Magnetism
      Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE