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Synthesis, characterization, and bulk crystal growth of nonlinear 3-substituted salicylidene aniline derivatives
Author(s): Kamala Bhat; Tesfaye Gebre; Ashok K. Batra; Mohan D. Aggarwal; Matthew E. Edwards; Michael J. Curley; Sergey S. Sarsikov; R. B. Lal; Benjamin G. Penn; Donald O. Frazier; D. V. Prabhu; N. B. Laxmeshwar
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Paper Abstract

Salicylidene-aniline (SA) derivatives have been synthesized and characterized for optical and nonlinear optical properties. The substituents used as methyl (-CH3), chloro (-Cl), and nitro (-NO2) groups. These substituent groups show a variation in their electro-negativity characteristics and hence have the capacity to perturb the electrons system in the parent ring structure of the salicylidene-aniline compound. Material characterization has been done using various analytical tools namely: DSC, FTIR, UV-VIS and GC/MS. The nonlinear optical characterization has been done using the Kurtz powder efficiency method. The nonlinear refractive index and the third order susceptibility have been determined using the Z-Scan method in solution using ethanol as the solvent. The Kurtz powder efficiency measurements using urea as standard gives the values as 0.7 for 3-Cl SA, 0.8 3-NO2 SA and 1.0 for the 3-CH3 SA derivative. The results of single bulk crystals grown using the Bridgman-Stockbarger method are reported.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 November 2003
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 5212, Linear and Nonlinear Optics of Organic Materials III, (10 November 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.508589
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Kamala Bhat, Alabama A&M Univ. (United States)
Tesfaye Gebre, Alabama A&M Univ. (United States)
Ashok K. Batra, Alabama A&M Univ. (United States)
Mohan D. Aggarwal, Alabama A&M Univ. (United States)
Matthew E. Edwards, Alabama A&M Univ. (United States)
Michael J. Curley, Alabama A&M Univ. (United States)
Sergey S. Sarsikov, Alabama A&M Univ. (United States)
R. B. Lal, Alabama A&M Univ. (United States)
Benjamin G. Penn, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Donald O. Frazier, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
D. V. Prabhu, Wilson College (India)
N. B. Laxmeshwar, Institute of Science (India)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5212:
Linear and Nonlinear Optics of Organic Materials III
Mark G. Kuzyk; Manfred Eich; Robert A. Norwood, Editor(s)

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