Birefringence Properties of Side-Hole Optical Fibers

  title={Birefringence Properties of Side-Hole Optical Fibers},
  author={M. Shah Alam and M. Anowarul Islam},
  journal={2006 International Conference on Communication Technology},
An analysis of birefringence properties of side-hole optical fibers has been presented in this work by using a finite element method. The birefringence caused by the thermal stress due to the different thermal expansion coefficients of core and cladding and also the geometrical birefringence are simultaneously considered. The validity of the calculations are checked for circular fibers with circular or elliptical core by comparing with the existing results. The influences of core ellipticity… CONTINUE READING