The fluctuation theory indicates that the isotropic light scattering loss of amorphous polymer glass, which is used as a material for polymer optical fiber, decreases with the decrease in isothermal compressibility β and refractive index. In order to prepare low light-scattering-loss polymer glass, it is necessary to know the isothermal compressibility of polymers. However, the β for most polymers has not yet been measured precisely using a mechanical procedure. In this work, we estimate the isothermal compressibility of amorphous polymer glass from its molecular structure and calculate its isotropic light scattering loss.
|ジャーナル||Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers|
|出版物ステータス||Published - 1997 12 1|
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)