Stress-optical effects in optical waveguides

George W. Scherer

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Radial variation in thermal expansion coefficient causes thermal stresses in optical waveguides which may be great enough to alter significantly the refractive index profile. This paper discusses methods of calculating these stresses, using elastic and viscoelastic models, and illustrates the magnitude of the resulting index changes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)201-204
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Non-Crystalline Solids
Issue numberPART 1
StatePublished - 1980

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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