Studies on the light-focusing plastic rod. 6: The photocopolymer rod of methyl methacrylate with vinyl benzoate

Yasuji Ohtsuka, Yasuhiro Koike, Hirotaka Yamazaki

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Abstract

The photocopolymerization of methyl methacrylate (MMA) with vinyl benzoate (VB) containing benzoyl peroxide (BPO) was carried out in a glass tube to fabricate a light-focusing plastic rod (LFR, radius Rp) with a parabolic refractive-index distribution (distribution constant A) in the region near the center axis (radius R,). The dependence of A and R/Rp on MMA/VB, BPO concentration and the velocity of the UV lamp was clarified. These relations could be explained using a computer simulation based on the polymerization mechanism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)280-285
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Optics
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1981 Jan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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