Journal of Lightwave Technology
2015
Optical Fiber Current Transducer Using Lossy Mode Resonances for High Voltage Networks
JOAQUIN ASCORBE; JESÚS M. CORRES; FRANCISCO J. ARREGUI; IGNACIO R. MATÍAS

Abstract

This paper presents the development and characterization of a fiber optic transducer based on lossy mode resonances (LMRs) to monitor current transformers in high voltage networks. A multilayer structure was created in order to generate and to shift the LMR peak by an electro-optic material deposited between two electrodes. Three devices of different sensitive layer thickness have been compared and resonance wavelength displacements greater than 200 nm have been achieved, what makes this device suitable for current monitoring.

Coating fabrication

… Then, the resultant device with this first overlay of ITO, was coated again with PVdF by means of the dip-coating deposition technique (from Nadetech ND-R).

 

Keywords: Indium tin oxide; Optical fibers; Optical fiber sensors; Refractive index; Coatings; Nonhomogeneous media; Thin-film; Lossy mode resonances; Electro-optic; Piezoelectricity; Current sensor