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Structural Dependence Of The Pi-Electron Contributions To The Optical Second Hyperpolarizability Of Linear Conjugated Organic Molecules
Author(s): David N. Beratan; Michael A. Lee; D. W. Allender; S. Risser
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Paper Abstract

Tight-binding (molecular orbital) models of conjugated organic molecules were used to predict structure-activity correlations for molecules with large electronic hyperpolarizabilities [U. The dependence of the nonresonant second hyperpolarizability on chain length and molecular substituents was investigated. The calculations point out the influence of bond alternation and the presence of substitutional (and conjugation) "defects" on the size, sign, and chain length dependence of the molecular (and the bulk) hyperpolarizability. It is hoped that the calculations will provide guidance for future chemical synthesis by presenting strategies for systematically tuning the size and sign of the hyperpolarizability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 July 1989
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1080, Liquid Crystal Chemistry, Physics, and Applications, (25 July 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.976406
Show Author Affiliations
David N. Beratan, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Michael A. Lee, Kent State University (United States)
D. W. Allender, Kent State University (United States)
S. Risser, Kent State University (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1080:
Liquid Crystal Chemistry, Physics, and Applications
J. William Doane; Zvi Yaniv, Editor(s)

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