fiber-optic magnetometer

fiber-optic magnetometer

[′fī·bər ¦äp·tik ‚mag·nə′täm·əd·ər]
(engineering)
A magnetometer in which the deformation of a magnetostrictive body in the field causes phase changes in light traveling through an optical fiber wrapped around the body, and these phase changes are measured in an interferometer.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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