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Chin. Phys., 2004, Vol. 13(12): 2082-2086    DOI: 10.1088/1009-1963/13/12/018
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Calculation of geometrical birefringence from two-dimensional refractive-index profile in single-mode fibres

Dong Huia, Fu Song-Niana, Wu Chong-Qingb
a School of Electronics and Information Engineering, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing 100044, China; b School of Science, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing 100044, China
Abstract  We present two numerical approaches to calculate the geometrical birefringence from two-dimensional refractive-index profile in single-mode fibres. One is the improved perturbation model theory, the other is based on the general solution of noncircular uniform optical waveguide in an arbitrary coordinate system. Using these methods, we can obtain not only the magnitude of geometrical birefringence, but also the orientation of birefringent axes. We report the calculation results of geometrical birefringence in a real single-mode fibre.
Keywords:  refractive-index profile      polarization mode dispersion      birefringence  
Received:  16 April 2004      Revised:  16 August 2004      Published:  17 March 2005
PACS:  42.81.Gs (Birefringence, polarization)  
  42.81.Dp (Propagation, scattering, and losses; solitons)  
  78.20.Ci (Optical constants (including refractive index, complex dielectric constant, absorption, reflection and transmission coefficients, emissivity))  
Fund: Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No 60272010) and by the National High Technology Development Programme of China (Grant No 2003AA122510).

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Dong Hui, Fu Song-Nian, Wu Chong-Qing Calculation of geometrical birefringence from two-dimensional refractive-index profile in single-mode fibres 2004 Chin. Phys. 13 2082

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