Graded Index Polymer Optical Fiber (“GI-POF”) is made from a very transparent optical polymer with a graded refractive index that enables the fiber to support very high data rates. GI-POF makes it economical and simple to create high-speed data links, such as our GigaPOF® active optical cables. Instead of the expensive cleaving tools, epoxying and polishing familiar to glass fiber users, Chromis GI-POF enables inexpensive termination and passive alignment to optical engines. With our patented manufacturing technology, we can produce GI-POF at high production rates directly from bulk materials. This not only makes GI-POF less expensive to produce, it also allows much shorter development times for new types of GI-POF.