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Investigations of the beta-response in organic molecules from dipolar to octupolar systems
Author(s): Thierry Verbiest; Koen J. Clays; Andre P. Persoons; Celest Samyn; Fabienne M. Meyers; Jean-Luc Bredas
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we report the first experimental values for the hyperpolarisability of the octopolar molecules tricyanobenzene and trinitrobenzene. The experimental hyperpolarisabilities were obtained using the Hyper-Rayleigh Scattering technique. It is experimentally shown that octopolar molecules have nonlinear optical properties which compare favorably to those of their dipolar counterparts. All the experimental results were in excellent agreement with the results from quantum-chemical calculations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 December 1993
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2025, Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials VI, (16 December 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.165278
Show Author Affiliations
Thierry Verbiest, Univ. of Leuven (Belgium)
Koen J. Clays, Univ. of Leuven (Belgium)
Andre P. Persoons, Univ. of Leuven (Belgium)
Celest Samyn, Univ. of Leuven (Belgium)
Fabienne M. Meyers, Univ. de Mons-Hainaut (Belgium)
Jean-Luc Bredas, Univ. de Mons-Hainaut (Belgium)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2025:
Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials VI
Gustaaf R. Moehlmann, Editor(s)

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