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Functionalized heteroaromatics for second-order nonlinear optical applications
Author(s): Varanasi Pushkara Rao; Alex K.Y. Jen; King-Young Wong; K. J. Drost; Robert M. Mininni
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Paper Abstract

We report the synthesis, electronic absorption and molecular second order nonlinear optical properties of a novel series of donor-acceptor substituted conjugated compounds with five- membered heteroaromatic rings as conjugating units. Our experimental studies demonstrate that the replacement of benzenoid rings in 4-dimethylamino-4'-nitrostilbene (DANS) and 4- dialkylamino-4'-dicyanovinylstilbene (DADVS) compounds with thiophene moieties significantly enhances their charge-transfer properties and molecular second order nonlinear optical properties.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 February 1993
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1775, Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials V, (25 February 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.139217
Show Author Affiliations
Varanasi Pushkara Rao, EniChem America Inc. (United States)
Alex K.Y. Jen, EniChem America Inc. (United States)
King-Young Wong, EniChem America Inc. (United States)
K. J. Drost, EniChem America Inc. (United States)
Robert M. Mininni, EniChem America Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1775:
Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials V
David J. Williams, Editor(s)

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