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Degenerate four-wave mixing measurements of the nonlinear response of conjugated silicon-ethynylene polymers
Author(s): Oleg Leonidovich Antipov; Andrey V. Afanasiev; George A. Domrachev; William E. Douglas; Daniel M. H. Guy; Larisa G. Klapshina; Alexander Sergeevich Kuzhelev
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Paper Abstract

The third-order optical nonlinearity of a series of new conjugated silicon-ethynylene polymers, poly(aryleneethynylenesilylene)s, have been studied by using the degenerate four-wave mixing technique. The fast nonlinear optical susceptibilities of the polymers containing various groups were determined for the solutions in chloroform, tetrahydrofuran and toluene. The electronic and nuclear contributions of the (chi) (3 susceptibility and the thermal nonlinearity of the solutions were separated. The (chi) (3 susceptibility of the polymer containing tetracoordinate Ph2Si groups was found to be comparable with those of the best polymers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 May 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3610, Laser Material Crystal Growth and Nonlinear Materials and Devices, (26 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.349224
Show Author Affiliations
Oleg Leonidovich Antipov, Institute of Applied Physics (Russia)
Andrey V. Afanasiev, Institute of Applied Physics (Russia)
George A. Domrachev, Institute of Organometallic Chemistry (Russia)
William E. Douglas, Univ. de Montpellier II (France)
Daniel M. H. Guy, Univ. de Montpellier II (France)
Larisa G. Klapshina, Institute of Organometallic Chemistry (Russia)
Alexander Sergeevich Kuzhelev, Institute of Applied Physics (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3610:
Laser Material Crystal Growth and Nonlinear Materials and Devices
Kathleen I. Schaffers; Lawrence E. Myers, Editor(s)

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