We quantify the instantaneous polarization rotation of the optical field by the Faraday birefringence in a long spun-fiber link terminated by a Faraday mirror. Obtained analytical results agrees well with computer simulations and are consistent with previous experimental findings.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications
Original Manuscript: March 10, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: May 5, 2008
Published: June 25, 2008
Antonio Mecozzi, Cristian Antonelli, and Misha Brodsky, "Theory of the effect of geomagnetic field on plug-and-play schemes for fiber-based quantum key distribution systems," Opt. Lett. 33, 1476-1478 (2008)