Fabrication of a gradient refractive index (GRIN) plastic rod using the novel process of centrifugal diffusing polymerization

Jui Hisang Liu, Jiunn Lang Chen, Hung Yu Wang, Fu Ren Tsai

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Abstract

A novel method for preparing gradient refractive index (GRIN) plastic rods by using the centrifugal diffusing polymerization (CDP) technique has been developed in this investigation. Methyl methacrylate (MMA) and diphenyl sulfide (DS) were used as reactive monomer and unreactive dopant, respectively. 2,2′-Azoisobutyronitrile (AIBN) was used as the initiator. Effects of feed weight ratio of MMA/DS, added amount of acrylic polymers, and preparing conditions on the optical characteristics of the plastic rods were invesigated. The refractive index distribution and the image transmission of the GRIN rods were estimated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)126-131
Number of pages6
JournalMacromolecular Chemistry and Physics
Volume201
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jan

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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