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  • Vol. 14, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 1989
  • pp: 1149–1151

Simple method for analyzing the birefringence of an elliptical-core fiber by an equivalent rectangular waveguide

D. F. Clark and I. Dunlop  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 14, Issue 20, pp. 1149-1151 (1989)

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We present details of a simple method, incorporating first-order perturbation theory, to analyze the birefringence exhibited by elliptical-core fibers by using an equivalent rectangular-core waveguide. The results from this method are compared with those obtained from the finite-element and another approximate technique to demonstrate the accuracy of this simple method. The method may be extended to analyze waveguides of arbitrary geometry.

© 1989 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: June 5, 1989
Manuscript Accepted: August 7, 1989
Published: October 15, 1989

D. F. Clark and I. Dunlop, "Simple method for analyzing the birefringence of an elliptical-core fiber by an equivalent rectangular waveguide," Opt. Lett. 14, 1149-1151 (1989)

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