Studies on the light-focusing plastic rod. 12: The GRIN fiber lens of methyl methacrylate-vinyl phenylacetate copolymer

Yasuhiro Koike, Yoshihiko Kimoto, Yasuji Ohtsuka

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Abstract

The light-focusing plastic rod (LFR) and fiber (LFF) were fabricated by photocopolymerization of methyl methacrylate (MMA) with vinyl phenylacetate (VPAc). The MMA-VPAc LFR has much higher clarity than that of the MMA-vinyl benzoate LFR reported previously. Using the benzoin methyl ether as the initiator, which initiates photopolymerization preferentially, led to a much steeper index distribution than using benzoyl peroxide, which initiates thermal- and photochemical polymerization simultaneously. The relationships between preparation condition and optical characteristics were clarified in terms of the index distribution, light scattering, lens function, and attenuation of light transmission.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1057-1062
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Optics
Volume21
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1982 Mar 15

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Studies on the light-focusing plastic rod. 12 : The GRIN fiber lens of methyl methacrylate-vinyl phenylacetate copolymer. / Koike, Yasuhiro; Kimoto, Yoshihiko; Ohtsuka, Yasuji.

In: Applied Optics, Vol. 21, No. 6, 15.03.1982, p. 1057-1062.

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