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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 1999
  • pp: 1690–1692

Theory of linearly birefringent fibers: an alternative approach

Carlo G. Someda and Andrea Galtarossa  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 23, pp. 1690-1692 (1999)

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We tackle the theory of linearly birefringent single-mode dielectric fibers in terms of magnetic fields, instead of the usual electric fields. The new approach simplifies the analysis of the minor field component as a function of the radial coordinate. Several previous results are reconfirmed and unified. New closed-form expressions are found for the field in a fiber in which the physical index seen by the minor component matches, in a part of the cross section, the guided-mode equivalent index.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(060.2420) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, polarization-maintaining
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode

Carlo G. Someda and Andrea Galtarossa, "Theory of linearly birefringent fibers: an alternative approach," Opt. Lett. 24, 1690-1692 (1999)

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