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Preparation of GI plastic rods by interfacial-gel copolymerization
Author(s): S. Y. Young; Yih-Her Chang; Bang-Chein Ho; J. J. Chen; H. Y. Hsu; W. H. Hu; T. W. Tseng; M. S. Lee
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Paper Abstract

When gradient index rods (GI rods) were prepared by interfacial-gel copolymerization, the bulk polymerization caused serious shrinkage, which, in turn, resulted in inevitable defects. These defects in GI rods can be reduced by control of reaction conditions. Experimental results revealed that properly adjusting the reaction conditions such as concentrations of initiator, chain transfer agent, and/or temperature could reduce the viscosities of the reaction mixtures and could produce GI rods with a parabolic refractive index distribution.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 November 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2000, Current Developments in Optical Design and Optical Engineering III, (25 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.163669
Show Author Affiliations
S. Y. Young, ITRI (Taiwan)
Yih-Her Chang, ITRI (Taiwan)
Bang-Chein Ho, ITRI (Taiwan)
J. J. Chen, ITRI (Taiwan)
H. Y. Hsu, ITRI (Taiwan)
W. H. Hu, ITRI (Taiwan)
T. W. Tseng, ITRI (Taiwan)
M. S. Lee, ITRI (Taiwan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2000:
Current Developments in Optical Design and Optical Engineering III
Robert E. Fischer; Warren J. Smith, Editor(s)

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