Based on a stress analysis of bow-tie optical fibers, a mechanism for true single-mode single-polarization operation of bow-tie optical fibers is presented. The y-polarized mode can have a loss of the order of 10 dB/m, while the x-popolarized mode remains well confined and without loss.
© 1989 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 27, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: March 31, 1989
Published: June 15, 1989
Frank F. Rühl and Danny Wong, "True single-polarization design for bow-tie optical fibers," Opt. Lett. 14, 648-650 (1989)