We show that the polarization mode dispersion of a constantly spun, single-mode fiber is strongly influenced by the autocorrelation function of its birefringence. In particular, under probable conditions, the mean square differential group delay of the spun fiber may even be higher than the delay that the same fiber would have if it were not spun.
© 2007 Optical Society of America
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications
Original Manuscript: July 23, 2007
Revised Manuscript: September 12, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: September 27, 2007
Published: November 1, 2007
Andrea Galtarossa, Luca Palmieri, and Luca Schenato, "Influence of the birefringence autocorrelation function on the polarization mode dispersion of constantly spun fibers," Opt. Lett. 32, 3236-3238 (2007)