Low loss poly(methyl methacrylate) useful in polymer optical fibres technology

Pawel Mergo, Malgorzata Gil, Krzysztof Skorupski, Jacek Klimek, Grzegorz Wójcik, Janusz Pędzisz, Jaroslaw Kopec, Krzysztof Poruraj, Lidia Czyzewska , Aleksander Walewski, Andrzej Gorgol

Abstract


The paper presents comparison of thermal and optical properties of the typical commercial available and manufactured in our laboratory poly(methyl metacrylate) polymer useful in polymer optical fibers technology. The thermal studies were made by thermogravimeter connected on-line with FT-IR and QMS spectrometer, the optical properties were characterized by spectral attenuation measurements. It was found that polymer obtained in our laboratory is characterized by higher temperature (about 1000 deg C) of beginning mass loss occurred and lower attenuation then commercial available polymer.

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