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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 1981
  • pp: 280–285

Studies on the light-focusing plastic rod. 6: The photocopolymer rod of methyl methacrylate with vinyl benzoate

Yasuji Ohtsuka, Yasuhiro Koike, and Hirotaka Yamazaki  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 20, Issue 2, pp. 280-285 (1981)

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The photocopolymerization of methyl methacrylate (MMA) with vinyl benzoate (VB) containing benzoyl peroxide (BPO) was carried out in a glass tube to fabricate a light-focusing plastic rod (LFR, radius Rp) with a parabolic refractive-index distribution (distribution constant A) in the region near the center axis (radius Rc). The dependence of A and Rc/Rp on MMA/VB, BPO concentration and the velocity of the UV lamp was clarified. These relations could be explained using a computer simulation based on the polymerization mechanism.

© 1981 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: June 21, 1980
Published: January 15, 1981

Yasuji Ohtsuka, Yasuhiro Koike, and Hirotaka Yamazaki, "Studies on the light-focusing plastic rod. 6: The photocopolymer rod of methyl methacrylate with vinyl benzoate," Appl. Opt. 20, 280-285 (1981)

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