A rigorous theoretical analysis has been presented of the stress birefringence Bs and the polarization dispersion Ds in single-polarization fibers. Both Bs and Ds vary considerably in dependence on normalized frequency v, and the v-value dependence of Bs and Ds is strongly affected by the anisotropic stress distribution in the fiber. It is shown that the experimental results agree well with the calculated ones.
© 1982 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 28, 1982
Published: November 1, 1982
Katsunari Okamoto, Takao Edahiro, and Nori Shibata, "Polarization properties of single-polarization fibers," Opt. Lett. 7, 569-571 (1982)