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THG properties of metal-dithiolene complexes
Author(s): Toshio Fukaya; Masagi Mizuno; Shigeo Murata; Akihiro Mito
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Paper Abstract

Since the large third-order optical nonlinearity of organic metal (alpha) -(BEDT-TTF)2I3 was reported by Huggard et al. in 1987, the nonlinear optical properties of organic metals have received great attention. New synthetic routes for metal-dithiolene complexes were developed in the last decade and several of the complexes which have a TTF-analogous structure proved to be good electrical conductors. THG activities of solutions of some of these metal-dithiolene complexes were measured by using a THG Maker fringe method. For example, the (Chi) (3) value of a 0.2 wt% DMF solution of Ni(dmbit)2TBA at 0.1 mm thickness was measured as 7.2 X 10-14 esu by using 1,319 nm Nd:YAG laser light. In this measurement the (Chi) (3) value of 2.8 X 10 -14 esu for the SiO2 glass was used as a reference. From this measurement a (Chi) (3) value as large as 3.6 X 10-11 esu is predicted for the neat compound.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1992
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1626, Nonlinear Optics III, (1 April 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.58089
Show Author Affiliations
Toshio Fukaya, National Chemical Lab. for Industry (Japan)
Masagi Mizuno, National Chemical Lab. for Industry (Japan)
Shigeo Murata, National Chemical Lab. for Industry (Japan)
Akihiro Mito, National Research Lab. of Metrology (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1626:
Nonlinear Optics III
Robert A. Fisher; John F. Reintjes, Editor(s)

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