Spinning a fiber is the most viable and used technique to reduce polarization mode dispersion (PMD). Many papers have shown that by properly tuning the spin parameters, the differential group delay (DGD) of spun fibers can be greatly reduced. However, the precision with which these optimal profiles are practically implemented may be a problem. In this paper, we perform a statistical analysis of the effects that spin inaccuracy may have on fiber PMD, quantifying how the random uncertainty on spin parameters impairs the DGD. Some preliminary experimental results about spin-induced PMD reduction are also reported.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics