New interfacial-gel copolymerization technique for steric GRIN polymer optical waveguides and lens arrays

Yasuhiro Koike, Yoshitaka Takezawa, Ohtsuka Yasuji

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Abstract

A new interfacial-gel copolymerization technique is proposed to prepare steric gradient-index (GRIN) optical waveguides and lens arrays. Since the GRIN profile is obtained from the thin-gel phase formed on the wall of a polymer substrate, many geometrical GRIN materials, such as axial-, radial-, and spherical-GRIN, can be monolithically fabricated. In this paper the principle of GRIN formation is clarified, and a few steric radial- GRIN circuit components are demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)486-491
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Optics
Volume27
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1988 Feb 1

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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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