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Nonlinear Optical Effects In Organic Molecules And Polymers - Theory, Measurements And Devices
Author(s): Paras N. Prasad
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Paper Abstract

Nonlinear optical processes have received international attention because of their importance in optical signal processing and computing. Organic molecules and polymers form an important class of nonlinear optical material. This paper discusses the basic relevant concepts in the newly emerging area of nonlinear optical processes in organic molecules and polymers. It provides the results of a comprehensive study in this area being conducted in my laboratory. This study includes theoretical calculation of microscopic optical nonlinearity; design, molecular engineering and synthesis of novel organic structures; experimental investigation of nonlinear processes using picosecond and femtosecond laser pulses; and the study of device phenomena. At the end, the current status of this field and future directions of research are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 January 1989
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1018, Electro-Optic and Magneto-Optic Materials, (31 January 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.949990
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Paras N. Prasad, State University of New York at Buffalo (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1018:
Electro-Optic and Magneto-Optic Materials
Jean-Pierre Huignard, Editor(s)

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