A simplified phenomenological model for the description of randomly birefringent, strongly spun fibers is proposed. It is shown that the spinning, besides causing an apparent reduction of the linear random birefringence, may also induce an apparent deterministic circular birefringence.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications
Original Manuscript: March 15, 2006
Revised Manuscript: May 17, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: May 19, 2006
Published: July 10, 2006
Andrea Galtarossa, Luca Palmieri, and Luca Schenato, "Simplified phenomenological model for randomly birefringent strongly spun fibers," Opt. Lett. 31, 2275-2277 (2006)