Plastic GRIN rod lenses have been fabricated by photocopolymerization of ternary monomer systems. To select the monomer appropriate to photocopolymerization, we developed a computer program to predict the physical constants of the homopolymer from the chemical structure. Furthermore, according to the model of the gradient-index formation, methyl methacrylate (MMA)-acrylonitrile-vinyl benzoate (VB) monomer system and MMA-benzyl acrylate-VB monomer system were chosen as suitable systems. In both monomer systems, plastic GRIN rods with good lens functions up to the periphery were successfully obtained.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Engineering (miscellaneous)
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering