Optical fiber with enhanced light collection and illumination and having highly controlled emission and acceptance patterns

  • US 5,878,178 A
  • Filed: 12/05/1997
  • Issued: 03/02/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/20/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. An optical fiber assembly comprising:

  • a first optical fiber having a first ability to transmit light;

    a second optical fiber having a second ability to transmit light, the second optical fiber having the ability to transmit light having a greater angular orientation than the first fiber; and

    means for transmitting light between the first optical fiber and the second optical fiber and for altering the angular orientation of light between the first fiber and the second fiber.

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