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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 10 — May. 16, 2005
  • pp: 3637–3646

Stress-induced birefringence in large-mode-area micro-structured optical fibers

T. Schreiber, H. Schultz, O. Schmidt, F. Röser, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 10, pp. 3637-3646 (2005)

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We report on detailed numerical investigation of stress-induced birefringence in micro-structured solid-core optical fibers. The stress is induced either by external forces or stress applying parts inside the fiber. Both methods lead to different stress distributions where screening as well as enhancement effects due to the air-hole micro-structuring could be observed. Furthermore, we discuss the potential of the realization of polarization-maintaining low-nonlinearity micro-structured fibers that are suitable for applications in ultrafast optics.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2420) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, polarization-maintaining

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: April 8, 2005
Revised Manuscript: April 29, 2005
Published: May 16, 2005

T. Schreiber, H. Schultz, O. Schmidt, F. Röser, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, "Stress-induced birefringence in large-mode-area micro-structured optical fibers," Opt. Express 13, 3637-3646 (2005)

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