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Why experimental hyperpolarizabilities fall short of the fundamental limits and new approaches for breaking this barrier
Author(s): Mark G. Kuzyk; Kakali Tripathi; Koen Clays; Javier Perez-Moreno; Inge Asselberghs; Yuxia Zhao; Kai Song; Janka Matrai; Marc De Maeyer; Benjamin Coe; Anne Myers Kelley; Hachiroy Nakanishi; Oh-Kil Kim
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Paper Abstract

Sum rules have been shown to impose a fundamental limit on the of nonlinear-optical susceptibility. All of the measured values of the hyperpolarizability and second hyperpolarizability over the last 25+ years, be it on- or off-resonance, fall a factor of 103/2 below these limits. Not only is this result scientifically puzzling on a fundamental level; but, has implications on the kinds of practical devices that can be made. In this work, we discuss molecular engineering techniques that aim to break this bottleneck.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 August 2005
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5935, Linear and Nonlinear Optics of Organic Materials V, 593507 (30 August 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.615807
Show Author Affiliations
Mark G. Kuzyk, Washington State Univ. (United States)
Kakali Tripathi, Washington State Univ. (United States)
Koen Clays, Katholieke Univ. Leuven (Belgium)
Javier Perez-Moreno, Katholieke Univ. Leuven (Belgium)
Inge Asselberghs, Katholieke Univ. Leuven (Belgium)
Yuxia Zhao, Katholieke Univ. Leuven (Belgium)
Kai Song, Katholieke Univ. Leuven (Belgium)
Janka Matrai, Katholieke Univ. Leuven (Belgium)
Marc De Maeyer, Katholieke Univ. Leuven (Belgium)
Benjamin Coe, Univ. of Manchester (United Kingdom)
Anne Myers Kelley, Univ. of California, Merced (United States)
Hachiroy Nakanishi, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Oh-Kil Kim, Naval Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5935:
Linear and Nonlinear Optics of Organic Materials V
Manfred Eich, Editor(s)

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