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  • Vol. 33, Iss. 24 — Aug. 20, 1994
  • pp: 5611–5616

Thermal-stress-induced birefringence in bow-tie optical fibers

Yueai Liu, B. M. A. Rahman, and K. T. V. Grattan  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 33, Issue 24, pp. 5611-5616 (1994)

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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)

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