Patent Number: 6,169,835

Title: Optical fiber cable with lateral light diffusion

Abstract: An inner layer of strands comprises at least one strand; each strand consists of three or four twisted elementary fibers without any central elementary fiber. The ratio of the twist pitch of the strand to its diameter is between 7 and 19. The inner layer may be surrounded by an outer layer which also comprises twisted strands.

Inventors: Lambert; Emmanuel (Tigy, FR)

Assignee: U.S. Philips Corporation

International Classification: F21V 8/00 (20060101); G02B 006/44 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018