US 10,892,397 B2
Self-monitoring superconducting tape via integrated optical fibers
Justin Schwartz, Cary, NC (US); Federico Scurti, Raleigh, NC (US); Samuel Rogers, Raleigh, NC (US); and Wan Kan Chan, Raleigh, NC (US)
Assigned to NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY, Raleigh, NC (US)
Filed by North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC (US)
Filed on Dec. 16, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/382,046.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/268,527, filed on Dec. 17, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2017/0179364 A1, Jun. 22, 2017
Int. Cl. H01L 39/12 (2006.01); G01D 5/353 (2006.01); H01L 39/02 (2006.01); H01L 39/14 (2006.01)
CPC H01L 39/126 (2013.01) [G01D 5/35361 (2013.01); G01D 5/35374 (2013.01); H01L 39/02 (2013.01); H01L 39/143 (2013.01)] 14 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A high-temperature superconductor (HTS) laminate structure, comprising:
an HTS-based insert extending from a first end to a second end;
one or more optical fibers coupled to the HTS-based insert and extending along a length of the HTS-based insert from the first end to the second end of the HTS-based insert for the HTS laminate structure;
an encapsulate surrounding the HTS-based insert and the one or more optical fibers, wherein the encapsulate is in contact with the HTS-based insert and the one or more optical fibers, wherein the encapsulate comprises a metal stabilizer; and
an optical distributed sensor interrogator coupled to the one or more optical fibers of the HTS laminate structure to receive an optical signal that is Rayleigh backscattered from the one or more optical fibers along the length of the HTS-based insert for the HTS laminate structure.