The stress birefringence in a fiber with a three-component silica-glass elliptical cladding is found to be a strongly nonlinear function of temperature. The observed birefringence is a factor of 1.6 greater than that predicted from linear approximations of this dependence and estimates of the fiber material’s properties. The fiber’s birefringence can be predicted from a linear extrapolation of the low-temperature data.
© 1983 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: September 15, 1982
Published: February 1, 1983
S. C. Rashleigh and M. J. Marrone, "Temperature dependence of stress birefringence in an elliptically clad fiber," Opt. Lett. 8, 127-129 (1983)