The residual thermal stresses in optical waveguide fibers can be large enough to cause substantial changes in the refractive-index profile and to create optical anisotropy. This paper presents a method of calculating these effects and illustrates the influence of various dopants on the magnitudes of the stresses.
© 1980 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: January 21, 1980
Published: June 15, 1980
George W. Scherer, "Stress-induced index profile distortion in optical waveguides," Appl. Opt. 19, 2000-2006 (1980)