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Role of the conjugated spacer in the optimization of second-order nonlinear chromophores
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Paper Abstract

We investigate the role of the conjugated spacer in the optimization of the first hyperpolarizability of organic chromophores. We propose a novel strategy for the optimization of the first hyperpolarizability that is based on the variation of the degree of conjugation for the bridge that separates the donor and acceptors at the end of push-pull type chromophores. The correlation between the type of conjugated spacer and the experimental nonlinear performance of the chromophores is investigated and interpreted in the context of the quantum limits.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 August 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7413, Linear and Nonlinear Optics of Organic Materials IX, 741306 (20 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.828038
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Javier Pérez-Moreno, Katholieke Univ. Leuven (Belgium)
Koen Clays, Katholieke Univ. Leuven (Belgium)
Washington State Univ. (United States)
Mark G. Kuzyk, Washington State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7413:
Linear and Nonlinear Optics of Organic Materials IX
Theodore G. Goodson III, Editor(s)

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