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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2003
  • pp: 2306–2308

Stress-induced birefringence in microstructured optical fibers

Zhaoming Zhu and Thomas G. Brown  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 23, pp. 2306-2308 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.28.002306


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Abstract

We present a numerical study of stress-induced birefringence in microstructured optical fibers (MOFs), using a finite-element method. MOFs under lateral forces and twists are considered separately. Compared with that in standard single-mode optical fibers, stress-induced linear birefringence in MOFs under a lateral force is reduced with increasing air-hole size, whereas twist-induced circular birefringence in MOFs is enhanced when the air-hole size is small.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence

Citation
Zhaoming Zhu and Thomas G. Brown, "Stress-induced birefringence in microstructured optical fibers," Opt. Lett. 28, 2306-2308 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-28-23-2306


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