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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 1998
  • pp: 1659–1661

Fiber spin-profile designs for producing fibers with low polarization mode dispersion

M. J. Li and D. A. Nolan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 21, pp. 1659-1661 (1998)

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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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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode

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)

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