Studies on the light-focusing plastic rod. 17: Plastic GRIN rod lens prepared by photocopolymerization of a ternary monomer system

Yasuhiro Koike, Hideyuki Hatanaka, Yasuji Ohtsuka

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1779-1783
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Optics
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1984 Jun


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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