Zero-birefringence optical polymer by birefringent crystal and analysis of the compensation mechanism

Yasuhiro Koike, Keita Yamazaki, Hisanori Ohkita, Akihiro Tagaya

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Abstract

We reported a method for compensating the birefringence of optical polymers by doping them with inorganic birefringent crystals. In this method, an inorganic birefringent material is chosen that has the opposite birefringence to the polymer and needle-like shape crystals which are oriented when the polymer chains are oriented. The birefringence of the polymer is thus compensated by the opposing birefringence of the crystal. Orientation behavior of the needle-like crystals and polymers was investigated. The orientation function of the needle-like crystal was increased with an increase in the aspect ratio of the needle-like crystal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)64-70
Number of pages7
JournalMacromolecular Symposia
Volume235
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 May 11

Keywords

  • Birefringence
  • Nanocomposites
  • Nanoparticles
  • Optical polymers
  • Zero-birefringence polymers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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