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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2002
  • pp: 1595–1597

Scaling properties of polarization mode dispersion of spun fibers in the presence of random mode coupling

Xin Chen, Ming-Jun Li, and D. A. Nolan  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 18, pp. 1595-1597 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.27.001595


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Abstract

The scaling properties of polarization mode dispersion (PMD) in spun fibers are studied. Simple equations have been obtained to describe the scaling properties of spun fibers as a function of intrinsic fiber birefringence, spin parameters, and mode-coupling length under both optimal and nonoptimal spin conditions. In particular, a counterintuitive result is found for fibers with perfect spin optimization, in which case the fiber PMD increases as the mode-coupling length is shortened. The results are verified with direct numerical modeling.

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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

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Xin Chen, Ming-Jun Li, and D. A. Nolan, "Scaling properties of polarization mode dispersion of spun fibers in the presence of random mode coupling," Opt. Lett. 27, 1595-1597 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-27-18-1595


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