A coupled-mode analysis is presented for a bent single-mode birefringent fiber. The coupling coefficients are given in closed forms. The effects of bending on the birefringence, the polarization dispersion, and the mode coupling in a bent birefringent fiber are discussed. Comparisons with other authors' work are also made by reducing our results to the case of a bent, isotropic, single-mode fiber.
© 1987 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: January 15, 1987
Manuscript Accepted: April 6, 1987
Published: July 1, 1987
C. Wu and G. L. Yip, "Coupled-mode analysis of a bent birefringent fiber," Opt. Lett. 12, 522-524 (1987)