NLOPredict: Visualization and data analysis software for nonlinear optics



A data analysis and visualization program was developed to assist in the interpretation of second-order nonlinear optical (NLO) processes, including vibrational sum-frequency generation and electronically resonant second harmonic generation. A novel diagrammatic approach allows concise visual representations of the resonant NLO molecular response. By mapping the predicted NLO response as a function of molecular orientation, molecular modeling results can be combined with experimental measurements for orientational analysis. A method is developed and implemented to predict the nonlinear optical properties of the amide backbones in complete proteins with known structures. NLOPredict is available for most computer operating systems from © 2007 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Comput Chem, 2007