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Optical Engineering

Second-order nonlinear optical properties and molecular conformation
Author(s): James Arnold; Daniel P. Dolata
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Paper Abstract

The relationship between the second-order nonlinear optical properties of a number of organic compounds and the conformations of those compounds was examined using WIZARD and MOPAC. A strong relationship was found to exist between molecular conformation and nonlinear optical response. The ratios of the calculated hyperpolarizabilities of different conformations ranged from 2.3 in the case of 4-methoxybenzaldehyde to over 240 in the case of n-hexane. This demonstrates the need to consider molecular conformation when calculating nonlinear optical effects.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1993
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 32(6) doi: 10.1117/12.135851
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 32, Issue 6
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James Arnold, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Daniel P. Dolata, Univ. of Arizona (United States)

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