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Characterization of polymeric nonlinear optical materials by hyper-Rayleigh scattering in solution
Author(s): Koen J. Clays; Eric Hendrickx; Stephan Houbrechts; Myriam Triest; Thierry Verbiest; Andre P. Persoons; Celest Samyn
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Paper Abstract

Hyper-Rayleigh scattering has been used to characterize the nonlinear optical properties of polymeric materials. This new technique has been applied both on synthetic polymers with nonlinear optical chromophores covalently attached to a polymer backbone and on biopolymers with one single chromophore embedded in a protein matrix. We demonstrate the hyper-Rayleigh scattering can be used to determine the molecular hyperpolarizability of the pending side chain chromophore in synthetic polymers. No evidence of orientational correlation between the side chains was observed for chromophore loading levels up to 22%. Hyper-Rayleigh scattering was also used to determine the first hyperpolarizability of a charged protein.

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Date Published: 16 December 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2025, Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials VI, (16 December 1993);
Show Author Affiliations
Koen J. Clays, Univ. of Leuven (Belgium)
Eric Hendrickx, Univ. of Leuven (Belgium)
Stephan Houbrechts, Univ. of Leuven (Belgium)
Myriam Triest, Univ. of Leuven (Belgium)
Thierry Verbiest, Univ. of Leuven (Belgium)
Andre P. Persoons, Univ. of Leuven (Belgium)
Celest Samyn, Univ. of Leuven (Belgium)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2025:
Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials VI
Gustaaf R. Moehlmann, Editor(s)

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