Plasmonic fiber-optic vector magnetometer

Zhang, Zhaochuan, Guo, Tuan, Zhang, Xuejun, Xu, Jian, Xie, Wenping, Nie, Ming, Wu, Qiang, Guan, Baiou and Albert, Jacques (2016) Plasmonic fiber-optic vector magnetometer. Applied Physics Letters, 108 (10). p. 101105. ISSN 0003-6951

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Abstract

A compact fiber-optic vector magnetometer based on directional scattering between polarized plasmon waves and ferro-magnetic nanoparticles is demonstrated. The sensor configuration reported in this work uses a short section of tilted fiber Bragg grating (TFBG) coated with a nanometer scale gold film and packaged with a magnetic fluid (Fe3O4) inside a capillary. The transmission spectrum of the sensor provides a fine comb of narrowband resonances that overlap with a broader absorption of the surface plasmonresonance (SPR). The wavelength of the SPR attenuation in transmission shows high sensitivity to slight perturbations by magnetic fields, due to the strong directional scattering between the SPR attenuated cladding modes and the magnetic fluid near the fiber surface. Both the orientation (2 nm/deg) and the intensity (1.8 nm/mT) of magnetic fields can be determined unambiguously from the TFBG spectrum. Temperature cross sensitivity can be referenced out by monitoring the wavelength of the core mode resonance simultaneously.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: F300 Physics
H600 Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2016 10:57
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2017 02:47
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/26635

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