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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 1988
  • pp: 486–491

New interfacial-gel copolymerization technique for steric GRIN polymer optical waveguides and lens arrays

Yasuhiro Koike, Yoshitaka Takezawa, and Yasuji Ohtsuka  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 27, Issue 3, pp. 486-491 (1988)

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A new interfacial-gel copolymerization technique is proposed to prepare steric gradient-index (GRIN) optical waveguides and lens arrays. Since the GRIN profile is obtained from the thin-gel phase formed on the wall of a polymer substrate, many geometrical GRIN materials, such as axial-, radial-, and spherical-GRIN, can be monolithically fabricated. In this paper the principle of GRIN formation is clarified, and a few steric radial-GRIN circuit components are demonstrated.

© 1988 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: March 31, 1987
Published: February 1, 1988

Yasuhiro Koike, Yoshitaka Takezawa, and Yasuji Ohtsuka, "New interfacial-gel copolymerization technique for steric GRIN polymer optical waveguides and lens arrays," Appl. Opt. 27, 486-491 (1988)

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