In this paper, we propose a general mechanism for forming a radial GRIN rod by photocopolymerization in multiple monomer systems and a method of selecting new monomer systems applicable to GRIN. By using the simulation with various monomer systems, it is shown that the index distribution of a plastic GRIN rod can be tightly controlled by the selection of a ternary monomer system and the photocopolymerization condition.
© 1984 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: October 12, 1983
Published: June 1, 1984
Yasuji Ohtsuka and Yasuhiro Koike, "Studies on the light-focusing plastic rod. 16: Mechanism of gradient-index formation in photocopolymerization of multiple monomer systems," Appl. Opt. 23, 1774-1778 (1984)