Preparation and characterization of gradient refractive index plastic rods with small calibers

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

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Abstract

A series of gradient refractive index (GRIN) plastic rods with diameters of 2-4 mm were fabricated using the centrifugal diffusion polymerization (CDP) technique. Methyl methacrylate (MMA) was used as the monomer having a lower refractive index, and poly-(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) was used as a prepolymer dopant. The reactive benzyl methacrylate (BzMA), and an unreactive agent chosen from bromonaphthalene (BN) and diphenyl sulfide (DS) with higher refractive index were used as the second component of the feed mixture. Effects of feed composition, centrifugal conditions, and initiator concentration on the optical characteristics of plastic GRIN rods are investigated. Refractive index profiles and image transmission qualities of the GRIN rods prepared in this investigation are estimated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-35
Number of pages5
JournalMacromolecular Materials and Engineering
Volume274
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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