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Third-order NLO properties of metal complexes containing delocalized oxygen or sulphur donor ligands and mixed oxygen and sulphur donor ligands
Author(s): Ajaib S. Dhindsa; Allan E. Underhill; Stephen Nigel Oliver; Stephen V. Kershaw
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Paper Abstract

The third-order nonlinear susceptibility, (chi) (3), for a series of complexes of 3,5- ditertbutyl-o-benzoquinone (dbsq), [M(dbsq)2 where M equals Pd or Pt], o- mercaptophenol (mp), {[TBA][Ni(mp)2]}, or 1,3-dithiol- 2-thione-4,5-dithiol (dmit), {[TBA][M(dmit)2] where M equals Ni or Pd}, have been measured in CH2Cl2 solution by retroreflection DFWM technique at 1064 nm. The results indicate large (chi) (3) values of the order of 10-11 esu at concentration levels of 1018 molecules/cm3. These values are up to two orders higher than those found for other sulphur donor dithiolenes and nitrogen donor ligand systems, although the linear absorption is also higher.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 August 1995
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2531, Optical Materials Technology for Energy Efficiency and Solar Energy Conversion XIV, (23 August 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.217353
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Ajaib S. Dhindsa, Univ. of Wales (United Kingdom)
Allan E. Underhill, Univ. of Wales (United Kingdom)
Stephen Nigel Oliver, BT Labs. (United Kingdom)
Stephen V. Kershaw, BT Labs. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2531:
Optical Materials Technology for Energy Efficiency and Solar Energy Conversion XIV
Carl M. Lampert; Satyen K. Deb; Claes-Goeran Granqvist, Editor(s)

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