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Integrated-optic sensors for high-voltage substation applications. Jaeger, Nicolas A. F.


Integrated-optic devices for use in high-voltage substations are reviewed. Specifically, two types of integrated-optic Mach-Zehnder and the integrated-optic Pockels cell are described and compared. A system for monitoring the condition of fluid-and-paper insulation systems, such as are used in many current transformers and power transformer bushings, is also described. This condition monitoring system measures the dissipation factor of an insulation system being monitored. It uses an integrated-optic Pockels cell to measure the phase of the voltage on the high-voltage transmission line to which the insulation system is connected. Preliminary results, showing that the system is capable of measuring the dissipation factor to an accuracy of 0.5%, are presented. Copyright 1998 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper are prohibited.

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