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  • Vol. 35, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1996
  • pp: 28–32

Large radial graded-index polymer

Shang Pin Wu, Eisuke Nihei, and Yasuhiro Koike  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 35, Issue 1, pp. 28-32 (1996)

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A very large radial graded-index (GRIN) polymer was successfully prepared for the first time, to the best of our knowledge, by two methods: the curved mold method and the diffusion copolymerization method. Both methods gave a radial GRIN polymer with a diameter of 70 mm and a Δn value greater than 0.02. Ray tracing through these radial GRIN polymers was used to predict that such a GRIN polymer could be a promising candidate for thinner ophthalmic lenses with no spherical aberration or multifocusing characteristics.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: December 20, 1994
Revised Manuscript: July 14, 1995
Published: January 1, 1996

Shang Pin Wu, Eisuke Nihei, and Yasuhiro Koike, "Large radial graded-index polymer," Appl. Opt. 35, 28-32 (1996)

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