A High-Optical Quality Supramolecular Assembly for Third-Order Integrated Nonlinear Optics


  • The work at Lehigh was financed in part by a grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority. The work at ETH was supported by the ETH Research Council.


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A high-quality organic thin film for integrated nonlinear optics is produced by molecular beam deposition of a compact molecule that has a high specific third-order polarizability. The resulting dense, homogenous, amorphous supramolecular assembly with a large third-order nonlinearity and high-optical quality enables novel applications in integrated nonlinear optics.