Analytical solution of stresses and material birefringence in optical fibers with noncircular cladding

Viliam Bernat, Alexander Yarin

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An analytical method for the calculation of thermal stress in polarization-maintaining optical fibers is presented. The method is based on the thermoelastic potential and is appropriate for structures with noncircular stress-cladding boundary. The analytical solution is compared with the results of the finite element method (FEM) for the case of an elliptical boundary.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)413-417
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1992 Apr 1
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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