We show analytically how periodic spinning affects the polarization mode dispersion of a fiber in three different practical regimes that are determined by the values of three length scales: the beat length, the birefringence correlation length, and the spin period. We determine in which limits the spin is effective in reducing the mean differential group delay.
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A. Pizzinat, B. S. Marks, L. Palmieri, C. R. Menyuk, and A. Galtarossa, "Polarization mode dispersion of spun fibers with randomly varying birefringence," Opt. Lett. 28, 390-392 (2003)