Abstract

The residual thermal stresses in optical waveguide fibers can be large enough to cause substantial changes in the refractive-index profile and to create optical anisotropy. This paper presents a method of calculating these effects and illustrates the influence of various dopants on the magnitudes of the stresses.

© 1980 Optical Society of America

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George W. Scherer, "Stress-induced index profile distortion in optical waveguides: correction," Appl. Opt. 19, 2656-2656 (1980)
https://www.osapublishing.org/ao/abstract.cfm?uri=ao-19-16-2656

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