A direct analysis of the dispersion equation in birefringent optical fibres
Abstract
Weaklyguiding, anisotropic stepindex fibers are considered in the case where the permittivity tensor is everywhere diagonalized in the axes of the fiber. A method is shown which allows one to derive a mode and its dispersion equation with arbitrary accuracy in terms of the powers of the weakguiding parameter. The method is applied to the derivation of the leakage loss of the ypolarized LP01 mode when epsilonx is greater than epsilony.
 Publication:

Optical and Quantum Electronics (ISSN 03068919
 Pub Date:
 September 1984
 Bibcode:
 1984OptQE..16..427V
 Keywords:

 Birefringence;
 Fiber Optics;
 Gradient Index Optics;
 Optical Waveguides;
 Propagation Modes;
 Wave Dispersion;
 Boundary Value Problems;
 Leakage;
 Mathematical Models;
 Polarization Characteristics;
 Transmission Loss;
 Wave Equations;
 Optics