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Production of single-mode fibres with negligible intrinsic birefringence and polarisation mode dispersion

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Abstract

Spinning the preform during drawing produces a fibre with a permanent twist. It is shown that such a fibre has negligible polarisation birefringence and rotation. Polarisation mode dispersion is similarly reduced.

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