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Third-order nonlinear optical properties of metal phthalocyanines with butoxy and decyloxy substituents
Author(s): Mohan Sanghadasa; Bin Wu; Ronald D. Clark; Huaisong Guo; Benjamin G. Penn
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Paper Abstract

The two dimensional π-conjugated electron system in phthalocyanines allows the tailoring of chemical and physical properties over a very wide range of structural modifications by incorporating many different metal atoms into the ring and by substituting various functional groups at peripheral sites. In this study, a series of I ,4 ,8, 1 1 ,15,18,22 ,25-octa- butoxy/decyloxy metallophthalocyanines containing various central metal atoms such as zinc, copper, palladium, cobolt and nickel were synthesized. They have significantly altered properties compared to the unsubstituted phthalocyanines. Spin-coated films of these materials were fabricated and characterized using third harmonic generation process at the wavelength of 1907 nm. The preliminary results of the effects of metal atoms and peripheral substituents on the third order nonlinearity are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 October 1997
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3147, Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials X, (13 October 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.284248
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Mohan Sanghadasa, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
Bin Wu, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
Ronald D. Clark, New Mexico Highlands Univ. (United States)
Huaisong Guo, New Mexico Highlands Univ. (United States)
Benjamin G. Penn, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3147:
Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials X
Mark G. Kuzyk, Editor(s)

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