Chapter 11. Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials

  1. Prof. Dr. Thomas J. J. Müller2 and
  2. Prof. Dr. Uwe H. F. Bunz3
  1. Stephen Barlow and
  2. Seth R. Marder

Published Online: 16 JAN 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527610266.ch11

Functional Organic Materials: Syntheses, Strategies and Applications

Functional Organic Materials: Syntheses, Strategies and Applications

How to Cite

Barlow, S. and Marder, S. R. (2007) Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials, in Functional Organic Materials: Syntheses, Strategies and Applications (eds T. J. J. Müller and U. H. F. Bunz), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527610266.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Institut für Organische Chemie und Makromolekulare Chemie, Universitätsstr. 1, 40225 Düsseldorf, Germany

  2. 3

    Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Atlanta, GA 30332-440, USA

Author Information

  1. School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 JAN 2007
  2. Published Print: 18 DEC 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527313020

Online ISBN: 9783527610266

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Keywords:

  • nonlinear optical properties of organic materials;
  • nonlinear optics;
  • linear and nonlinear polarization;
  • second-order chromophores for electrooptic applications;
  • design and application of two-photon absorbing chromophores;
  • high-performance electrooptic poled-polymer systems;
  • essential-state models for two-photon cross-section;
  • chromophore designs

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction to Nonlinear Optics

    • Introduction

    • Linear and Nonlinear Polarization

    • Second-order Nonlinear Optical Effects

    • Measurement Techniques for Second-order Properties, β and χ(2)

    • Third-order Nonlinear Optical Effects

    • Measurement Techniques for 2PA Cross-section, δ

  • Second-order Chromophores for Electrooptic Applications

    • Design of Second-order Chromophores: the Two-level Model

    • Other Chromophore Designs

    • Other Considerations

    • High-performance Electrooptic Poled-polymer Systems

  • Design and Application of Two-photon Absorbing Chromophores

    • Essential-state Models for Two-photon Cross-section

    • Chromophore Designs

    • Applications of Two-photon Absorption

  • Appendix: Units in NLO