Preparation of gradient refractive index rods using methyl methacrylate and benzyl salicylate

Jui-Hsiang Liu, Hung Tsai Liu

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Abstract

A new method for preparing gradient refractive index (GRIN) rods by using the swollen-gel polymerization technique was elaborated. The polymerization of MMA (methyl methacrylate) with BSA (benzyl salicylate) was carried out in the presence of BPO (benzoyl peroxide) in a PMMA (poly(methyl methacrylate)) tube. The three-dimensional refractive index profile of plastic rods was estimated. The dependence of optical properties of the GRIN rod on swelling time, swelling temperature, polymerization temperature and MMA/BSA feed ratio were investigated. Image transmission without distortion is observed through the GRIN rods fabricated in this investigation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3285-3292
Number of pages8
JournalMacromolecular Chemistry and Physics
Volume198
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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