The stress-induced birefringence in a single-mode optical fiber with an elliptical inner cladding or an elliptical core is calculated. Then the design of a fiber is proposed in which only one linearly polarized mode can propagate.
© 1982 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 19, 1982
Published: December 1, 1982
W. Eickhoff, "Stress-induced single-polarization single-mode fiber," Opt. Lett. 7, 629-631 (1982)