The role of birefringence correlation in spun fiber PMD properties

Conference: ECOC 2007 - 33rd European Conference and Exhibition of Optical Communication
09/16/2007 - 09/20/2007 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: ECOC 2007

Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Galtarossa, Andrea; Palmieri, Luca; Schenato, Luca (Department of Information Engineering, University of Padova, Via G. Gradenigo 6/A, 35131 Padova, Italy)

We show that the autocorrelation function of fiber birefringence may play a crucial role in the definition of spun fiber PMD properties, to the extend that for certain autocorrelation the spin may even increase PMD.