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Enhancing microscopic cascading contributions to higher-order nonlinear-optical responses through forced geometric constraints
Author(s): Nathan J. Dawson; James H. Andrews; Michael Crescimanno
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Paper Abstract

We review a model that was developed to take into account all possible microscopic cascading schemes in a single species system out to the fifth order using a self-consistent field approach. This model was designed to study the effects of boundaries in mesoscopic systems with constrained boundaries. These geometric constraints on the macroscopic structure show how the higher-ordered susceptibilities are manipulated by increasing the surface to volume ratio, while the microscopic structure influences the local field from all other molecules in the system. In addition to the review, we discuss methods of modeling real systems of molecules, where efforts are currently underway.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 October 2012
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8519, Nanophotonics and Macrophotonics for Space Environments VI, 85190B (15 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.928872
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Nathan J. Dawson, Youngstown State Univ. (United States)
James H. Andrews, Youngstown State Univ. (United States)
Michael Crescimanno, Youngstown State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8519:
Nanophotonics and Macrophotonics for Space Environments VI
Edward W. Taylor; David A. Cardimona; Javier Pérez-Moreno; Nathan J. Dawson, Editor(s)

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