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Analytic solution for the birefringence produced by thermal stress in polarization-maintaining optical fibers

Varnham, M.P., Payne, D.N., Barlow, A.J. and Birch, R.D. (1983) Analytic solution for the birefringence produced by thermal stress in polarization-maintaining optical fibers Journal of Lightwave Technology, 1, (2), pp. 332-9. (doi:10.1109/JLT.1983.1072123).

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Abstract

Polarization-maintaining optical fibers are usually made by inducing a large anisotropic thermal stress in the core so that it appears highly birefringent. A simple analytic solution has been found for the birefringence in terms of the cross-sectional distribution of the high-expansion material used to create the thermal stress. The analysis is able to predict optimal structures which efficiently utilize the available stress and thus maximize the birefringence. It is shown that the optimum structure has a cross-sectional geometry resembling a bow-tie. Design rules are given whereby the dimensions may be chosen and these are verified in a simple experiment.

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Published date: 1983
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 78629
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/78629
ISSN: 0733-8724
PURE UUID: 321b43d0-0f0d-4c7c-a83f-5e1f6b9c572e

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:23

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Author: M.P. Varnham
Author: D.N. Payne
Author: A.J. Barlow
Author: R.D. Birch

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