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Further efforts in optimizing nonlinear optical molecules
Author(s): Carl W. Dirk; Noel Caballero; Alarice Tan; Mark G. Kuzyk; Lap-Tak A. Cheng; Howard Edan Katz; Marcia Shilling; Lori A. King
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Paper Abstract

We summarize some of our past work in the field on optimizing molecules for second order and third order nonlinear optical applications. We also present some previously unpublished results suggesting a particular optimization of the popular cyano- and nitrovinyl acceptor groups. In addition we provide some new quadratic electro-optic results which serve to further verify our choice of a restricted three-level model suitable for optimizing third order nonlinearities in molecules. Finally we present a new squarylium dye with a large third order optical nonlinearity (-9.5 X 10-34 cm7/esu2; EFISH (gamma) at 1906 nm).

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 February 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1775, Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials V, (25 February 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.139227
Show Author Affiliations
Carl W. Dirk, Univ. of Texas/El Paso (United States)
Noel Caballero, Univ. of Texas/El Paso (United States)
Alarice Tan, Univ. of Texas/El Paso (United States)
Mark G. Kuzyk, Washington State Univ. (United States)
Lap-Tak A. Cheng, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc. (United States)
Howard Edan Katz, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)
Marcia Shilling, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)
Lori A. King, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)

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

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