Thermal stresses in optical fibers: Fluid core assumption

George W. Scherer

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Comparison with a viscoelastic analysis shows that, for a step-index optical waveguide, the "fluid core" assumption provides a better approximation to the thermal stresses than the "elastic core" assumption. In this paper, we present an analysis of the stresses in a graded-index fiber, based on the fluid core assumption. A more realistic estimate of the setting temperature is also provided. The influence of the calculated stresses on the refractive index profile is shown to be significant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)323-332
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Non-Crystalline Solids
Issue number3
StatePublished - Nov 1982

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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