An analytical solution for the differential group delay of a fiber spun according to a triangular function is derived from concatenation of Jones matrices for a fiber length equal to N × T, where T is the spinning period and N is an integer. This solution holds for any value of linear deterministic birefringence Δβ of amplitude A and period T of the triangular spinning function. We use the solution to emphasize the effect of birefringence on the efficiency of the spinning function.
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Grégory Bouquet, Louis-Anne de Montmorillon, and Pascale Nouchi, "Analytical solution of polarization mode dispersion for triangular spun fibers," Opt. Lett. 29, 2118-2120 (2004)