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Nonlinear optical properties of inorganic coordination polymers and organometallic complexes
Author(s): Mark E. Thompson; William Chiang; Lori K. Myers; Charles A. Langhoff
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Paper Abstract

The synthesis and characterization of a new class of dipolar inorganic coordination polymers, as well as the examination of the third-order NLO properties of several organometallic acetylide complexes, are discussed. The dipolar materials were prepared for Cr, Mn, and Fe. The crystal structure of two Mn complexes demonstrate that coordination polymers are being formed in the solid-state. Solution third harmonic generation (1907 yields 636 nm) was used to determine the molecular hyperpolarizibilities ((gamma) ) for several organometallic halide and acetylide complexes. The values of (gamma) range from <3 X 10-36 to 50 X 10-36 esu.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1991
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1497, Nonlinear Optics and Materials, (1 September 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46801
Show Author Affiliations
Mark E. Thompson, Princeton Univ. (United States)
William Chiang, Princeton Univ. (United States)
Lori K. Myers, Princeton Univ. (United States)
Charles A. Langhoff, Dow Chemical Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1497:
Nonlinear Optics and Materials
Cyrus D. Cantrell; Charles M. Bowden, Editor(s)

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