was born in New York City in 1961. He obtained a BA in chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1981 and carried out doctoral studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison under the direction of Charles Casey. Following two years of postdoctoral studies at the University of Oxford he spent a year as a National Research Council Resident Research Associate at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). He is currently a Member of the Technical Staff at JPL and a Member of the Beckman Institute at the California Institute of Technology. His research interests include strucutre–property relationships for nonlinear optical materials, the development of organometallic dyes and applications of dyes in medicine.
Molecular materials for second-order nonlinear optical applications
Article first published online: 29 OCT 2004
Copyright © 1993 Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 5, Issue 11, pages 804–815, November 1993
How to Cite
Marder, S. R. and Perry, J. W. (1993), Molecular materials for second-order nonlinear optical applications. Adv. Mater., 5: 804–815. doi: 10.1002/adma.19930051104
- Issue published online: 29 OCT 2004
- Article first published online: 29 OCT 2004
- Manuscript Revised: 1 JUL 1993
- Manuscript Received: 15 MAR 1993
Strategies for the optimization of molecular second-order nonlinearities have emerged over the past few years, but significant questions still remain. This review highlights recent conceptual advances in the field of nonlinear optical molecular materials, concentrating on design criteria for the molecules themselves, e.g., the influence of resonance structures, bond length alternation, and reduced aromaticity, and the use of organometallic compounds and octupolar molecules. Factors affecting the properties of bulk materials composed of such molecules are also discussed.