Using coupled-mode theory, we develop a theoretical model to analyze the effects of fiber spin profiles on polarization mode dispersion (PMD). Constant, sinusoidal, and frequency-modulated spin profiles are examined, and phase-matching conditions are analyzed. Our analysis shows that PMD can be reduced effectively by use of frequency-modulated spin profiles.
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M. J. Li and D. A. Nolan, "Fiber spin-profile designs for producing fibers with low polarization mode dispersion," Opt. Lett. 23, 1659-1661 (1998)