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Predicting the nonlinear optical response in the resonant region from the linear characterization: a self-consistent theory for the first-, second-, and third-order (non)linear optical response
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Paper Abstract

We introduce a self-consistent theory for the description of the optical linear and nonlinear response of molecules that is based strictly on the results of the experimental characterization. We show how the Thomas-Kuhn sum-rules can be used to eliminate the dependence of the nonlinear response on parameters that are not directly measurable. Our approach leads to the successful modeling of the dispersion of the nonlinear response of complex molecular structures with different geometries (dipolar and octupolar), and can be used as a guide towards the modeling in terms of fundamental physical parameters.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 August 2010
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7774, Linear and Nonlinear Optics of Organic Materials X, 777404 (18 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.860202
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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. 7774:
Linear and Nonlinear Optics of Organic Materials X
Manfred Eich; Jean-Michel Nunzi; Rachel Jakubiak; Theodore G. Goodson, Editor(s)

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