Birefringence induced by thermal stress in bow-tie optical fibers is studied in detail by the use of the finite-element method. Results of computer modeling show that a higher degree of birefringence can be obtained with the use of a larger cladding and larger stress-applying zones in the fiber.
© 1994 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: August 5, 1993
Revised Manuscript: January 5, 1994
Published: August 20, 1994
Yueai Liu, B. M. A. Rahman, and K. T. V. Grattan, "Thermal-stress-induced birefringence in bow-tie optical fibers," Appl. Opt. 33, 5611-5616 (1994)