Accession Number : ADD014382

Title :   Optical Fiber for Magnetostrictive Responsive Detection of Magnetic Fields.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 9 Jan 81, patented 21 Feb 84,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Yariv, Ammon ; Winsor, Harry V

Report Date : 21 Feb 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : An optical fiber cable and magnetic field detector magnetostrictively reactive to the presence of an external magnetic field is presented, and methods thereof. The optical fiber cable comprises a elongated optically transparent core sheathed by a magnetostrictively responsive jacket disposed about the periphery of the core. The jacket responds to magnetic fields present and strains the core effecting the light transmissions of the core. The effect upon the light transmission by the jacket is detected by interferometry for determining the presence of the magnetic field. Patents. (rrh)

Descriptors :   *CORES, *DETECTION, *FIBER OPTICS, *INTERFEROMETRY, *MAGNETIC DETECTORS, *MAGNETIC FIELDS, *OPTICAL WAVEGUIDES, *PATENTS, EXTERNAL, LIGHT TRANSMISSION, OPTICAL MATERIALS, TRANSPARENCIES

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE