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Third-order optical properties of square-planar transition metal complexes in the visible and near-infrared
Author(s): Zakya H. Kafafi; James R. Lindle; Steven R. Flom; Richard G. S. Pong; C. S. Weisbecker; R. C. Claussen; Filbert J. Bartoli
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Paper Abstract

Time-resolved degenerate four-wave mixing studies were conducted on solutions of transition metal complexes using 35 ps and 1.2 ps lasers at 1064 nm and 597 nm, respectively. The structure of these complexes consists of a transition metal linked to two ligands of o- aminobenzenethiol or benzenedithiol in a square-planar configuration. This study explores the relationship between molecular structure and optical properties in these simple metal complexes. Structural alteration by metal or ligand substitution shows a pronounced effect on both the linear and nonlinear optical properties of these metal complexes. Several nonlinear optical mechanisms are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1992
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1626, Nonlinear Optics III, (1 April 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.58118
Show Author Affiliations
Zakya H. Kafafi, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
James R. Lindle, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Steven R. Flom, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Richard G. S. Pong, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
C. S. Weisbecker, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
R. C. Claussen, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Filbert J. Bartoli, Naval Research Lab. (United States)


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

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