Mechanism of generation of photoelastic birefringence in methacrylate polymers for optical devices

Houran Shafiee, Akihiro Tagaya, Yasuhiro Koike

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Abstract

We clarified the birefringence properties of poly(methyl methacrylate), poly(ethyl methacrylate), poly(isobutyl methacrylate), poly(cyclohexyl methacrylate), poly(isopropyl methacrylate), and poly(tert-butyl methacrylate). We demonstrated that the conformational change in polymer molecules that causes orientational birefringence differs from that causing photoelastic birefringence. Orientational birefringence depends mainly on the orientation of the main chains of the methacrylate polymers above Tg. On the other hand, photoelastic birefringence in elastic deformation below Tg depends mainly on the orientation of the side chains while the main chains are scarcely oriented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2029-2037
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics
Volume48
Issue number19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Methacrylates
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elastic deformation
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Polymethyl Methacrylate
Polymethyl methacrylates
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Keywords

  • Conformational analysis
  • Infrared spectroscopy
  • Methacrylate polymer
  • Orientational birefringence
  • Photoelastic birefringence
  • Polymer chain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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Mechanism of generation of photoelastic birefringence in methacrylate polymers for optical devices. / Shafiee, Houran; Tagaya, Akihiro; Koike, Yasuhiro.

In: Journal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics, Vol. 48, No. 19, 2010, p. 2029-2037.

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