The polarization of twisted fiber with elliptical cross section was analyzed using the Marcuse mode-coupling theory. It was concluded that twist coupling is not effective unless the twist is fast (several rads/m). Experimental results qualitatively agree with the analysis.
© 1980 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 3, 1979
Published: August 1, 1980
Yoichi Fujii and Koichi Sano, "Polarization coupling in twisted elliptical optical fiber," Appl. Opt. 19, 2602-2605 (1980)