Stress-induced index profile distortion in optical waveguides

George W. Scherer

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The residual thermal stresses in optical waveguide fibers can be large enough to cause substantial changes in the ref ractive-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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2000-2006
Number of pages7
JournalApplied Optics
Issue number12
StatePublished - Jun 15 1980

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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