Patent Number: 6,251,311

Title: Optical fibers and processes and apparatus for making the same

Abstract: A large core polymeric optical fiber having improved light transmitting characteristics includes a cladding filled with a light transmitting core. The core is formed during a polymerization reaction within the cladding in which the pressure internal to the cladding is greater than the pressure external to the cladding to form a pressure differential supported by the cladding.

Inventors: Zarian; James R. (Corona Del Mar, CA), Dill; Scott D. (Mission Viejo, CA)

Assignee: Lumenyte International Corp.

International Classification: B29C 39/40 (20060101); B29C 39/22 (20060101); B29C 39/44 (20060101); B29D 11/00 (20060101); B29D 011/00 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018