A set of coupled power equations has been derived from a set of coupled amplitude equations for a single-mode single-polarization (SMSP) optical fiber. Our results indicate that the power coupling coefficients are related not only to the birefringence of the SMSP fiber but also to the leaky-mode loss.
© 1989 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 13, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: October 5, 1989
Published: December 15, 1989
Chao-Xiang Shi, "Polarization coupling power in single-mode single-polarization optical fibers," Opt. Lett. 14, 1374-1376 (1989)