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From universal properties to cascading: using sum rules for developing broad principles and understanding phenomena
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Paper Abstract

Sum rules are used to develop a broad understanding of light-matter interactions through investigations of universal properties and are applied to specific phenomena to gain insights into the underlying fundamental processes. We discuss universal properties associated with the third-order nonlinear-optical response and show how microscopic cascading – where two molecules interact through their hyperpolarizabilities to yield a second hyperpolarizability – must obey these same universal properties. In addition, we discuss how the sum rules imply more exotic classes of Hamiltonians and their consistency with physical laws, which may partially explain the difference between the sum-rule-derived fundamental limits and observations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 October 2012
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8474, Optical Processes in Organic Materials and Nanostructures, 84740M (19 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.929307
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Mark G. Kuzyk, Washington State Univ. (United States)
David S. Watkins, Washington State Univ. (United States)
Nathan J. Dawson, Washington State Univ. (United States)
Youngstown State Univ. (United States)
Benjamin R. Anderson, Washington State Univ. (United States)
Jennifer L. Schei, Washington State Univ. (United States)
Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8474:
Optical Processes in Organic Materials and Nanostructures
Rachel Jakubiak; Manfred Eich; Jean-Michel Nunzi, Editor(s)

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