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Optimized spinning design for low PMD fibers: an analytical approach

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3 Author(s)
Galtarossa, A. ; Dept. of Electron. & Inf., Padova Univ., Italy ; Palmieri, L. ; Pizzinat, A.

It is known that the differential group delay (DGD) due to polarization mode dispersion (PMD) can be effectively reduced by spinning the fiber during drawing. In this paper, we propose an analytical approach that allows optimization of the spinning design. The fundamental idea is that, in the absence of polarization coupling, an optimized spinning profile can balance the effects of the intrinsic linear birefringence so that the differential group delay can be forced to be periodic and, consequently, have a limited amplitude as a function of distance. Our approach Is independent of the spin profile. In other words, with a fixed set of parameters that characterize a particular spin function, we are able to find analytically the values corresponding to a periodic DGD in a deterministic regime. Numerical results based on waveplate model confirm the analytical prediction and show that PMD can be reduced by about two orders of magnitude with respect to the same fiber without spinning, even after the introduction of random polarization coupling

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Lightwave Technology, Journal of  (Volume:19 ,  Issue: 10 )