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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 20, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 1981
  • pp: 3428–3435

Wavelength dependence of birefringence in single-mode fiber

W. Eickhoff, Y. Yen, and R. Ulrich  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 20, Issue 19, pp. 3428-3435 (1981)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.20.003428


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Abstract

Real single-mode fibers generally exhibit elliptical birefringence caused by deviations of the core shape from circularity, by transverse internal stress, and by residual twist. These three contributions can be individually determined by analyzing on a Poincaré sphere the wavelength dependence of the output state of polarization of a short section of fiber with fixed input polarization. Various types of polarization eigenstates of a twisted birefringent fiber are discussed, and the resulting group delay difference is derived.

© 1981 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: April 30, 1981
Published: October 1, 1981

Citation
W. Eickhoff, Y. Yen, and R. Ulrich, "Wavelength dependence of birefringence in single-mode fiber," Appl. Opt. 20, 3428-3435 (1981)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-20-19-3428

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