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Topological optimization of nonlinear optical quantum wire networks
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Paper Abstract

Spatially extended molecular structures, modeled as quantum graphs with one-dimensional electron dynamics, exhibit optical responses that can approach the fundamental limits. We present the results of a comprehensive study of the topological dependence of the nonlinearities of quantum graphs and show exactly how the first and second hyperpolarizability of a graph depend upon its topological class and how the hyperpolarizability tensors vary with graph geometry. We show how graphs with star motifs share universal scaling behavior near the maximum nonlinear responses and articulate design rules for quantum-confined, quasi-one dimensional systems that may be realized using molecular elements and nanowires.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 September 2013
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8827, Optical Processes in Organic Materials and Nanostructures II, 882702 (10 September 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2023755
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Rick Lytel, Washington State Univ. (United States)
Shoresh Shafei, Washington State Univ. (United States)
Mark G. Kuzyk, Washington State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8827:
Optical Processes in Organic Materials and Nanostructures II
Manfred Eich; Jean-Michel Nunzi; Rachel Jakubiak, Editor(s)

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