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A Theoretical Study Of Third-Order Nonlinear Optical Properties And One- And Two-Photon Spectroscopy Of II-Electron Conjugated Molecules
Author(s): Brian M. Pierce
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Paper Abstract

Non-resonant, electronic components of static and dynamic third-order molecular polarizabilities (y) for ethylene, linear polyenes, and benzene are calculated. The specific dynamic polarizabilities treated are those for the third-order nonlinear optical processes of third-harmonic generation and electric-field-induced second-harmonic generation. Also calculated are one- and two-photon spectroscopic properties of the 1ππ* states salient to the π-electronic component of y(yπ). The yπ's for the linear polyenes are defined principally by chain-axis-polarized virtual electronic transitions between three states: (1) the ground state, (2) the strongly one-photon allowed 1"1Bu"ππ* state, and (3) a strongly two-photon allowed n"1Ag" (n>2) ππ* state.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 May 1989
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 1057, Biomolecular Spectroscopy, (8 May 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951651
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Brian M. Pierce, Hughes Aircraft Company (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1057:
Biomolecular Spectroscopy
Robert R. Birge; Henry H. Mantsch, Editor(s)

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