Improvements in electric-field sensor sensitivity by exploiting a tangential field condition.

@article{Chadderdon2013ImprovementsIE,
  title={Improvements in electric-field sensor sensitivity by exploiting a tangential field condition.},
  author={Spencer Chadderdon and Leeland Woodard and Daniel Theodore Perry and Richard H. Selfridge and Stephen M. Schultz},
  journal={Applied optics},
  year={2013},
  volume={52 23},
  pages={5742-7}
}
This paper presents improvements to slab-coupled optical fiber sensors for electric-field sensing. The sensors are comprised of a potassium titanyl phosphate (KTP) crystal mounted on a D-fiber. The improvements are based on changing the crystal orientation, which enhances sensitivity due to a combined increase in the effective electro-optic coefficient and electric-field penetration into the KTP crystal. The paper provides a detailed comparison of the improved sensor, which uses x-cut KTP to… CONTINUE READING

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