Studies on the light-focusing plastic rod. 10: A light-focusing plastic fiber of methyl methacrylate-vinyl benzoate copolymer

Yasuji Ohtsuka, Yasuhiro Koike, Hirotaka Yamazaki

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Abstract

A light-focusing plastic fiber (LFF) with a parabolic refractive-index distribution was obtained by the continuous heat drawing of the preform prepared from the photocopolymerization of methyl methacrylate with vinyl benzoate. The relation between the preparation conditions and the optical and mechanical properties of the LFFs was clarified. The index profile of the LFFs is found to be scarcely affected by the continuous heat drawing process compared with that of original preforms. The resulting LFF would be suitable for short-distance communication systems due to its attenuation being higher than 103 dB/km.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2726-2780
Number of pages55
JournalApplied Optics
Volume20
Issue number15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1981 Aug

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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