We analyze the effects of residual stress on the polarization mode dispersion (PMD) of fibers made with different types of spinning. A theoretical scheme is developed from a previous model by the incorporation of a circular birefringence term contributed by residual torsional stress. It is found that the residual stress can significantly affect the PMD of unidirectionally spun fibers when the fiber birefringence is low, but it has little effect on the PMD of bidirectionally spun fibers.
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Ming-Jun Li, Xin Chen, and Daniel A. Nolan, "Effects of residual stress on polarization mode dispersion of fibers made with different types of spinning," Opt. Lett. 29, 448-450 (2004)