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Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Molecules and Crystals V1 - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780121706111, 9780323148153

Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Molecules and Crystals V1

1st Edition

Editor: D.S. Chemla
eBook ISBN: 9780323148153
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 6th February 1987
Page Count: 496
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Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Molecules and Crystals, Volume 1 discusses the nonlinear optical effects in organic molecules and crystals, providing a classical distinction between quadratic and cubic processes. This book begins with a general overview of the basic properties of organic matter, followed by a review on the benefits derived from quantum-chemistry-based models and growth and characterization of high quality, bulk organic crystals and waveguided structures. A case study focusing on a specific material, namely urea, which exemplifies a situation in which transparency in the UV region has been purposely traded for nonlinear efficiency is also deliberated. This text concludes with a description of a type of trade-off between the unpredictable orientation of molecules in crystalline media, polarity of liquid-crystalline structures, and dominant electronic contribution to the electro-optic effect. This publication is beneficial to solid-state physicists and chemists concerned with nonlinear optical properties of organic molecules and crystals.

Table of Contents

Preface: New Materials for a New Age

Part I. Introduction

Chapter I-1 The Structure and Properties of the Organic Solid State

I. Introduction

II. Structure

III. Electronic States

IV. Electronic Structure of Conjugated Polymers

V. Conclusion


Part II. Quadratic Nonlinear Optical Effects

Chapter II-1 Quadratic Nonlinear Optics and Optimization of the Second-Order Nonlinear Optical Response of Molecular Crystals

I. Introduction

II. Basic Concepts in Quadratic Nonlinear Optics

III. Second-Order Nonlinear Optical Effects

IV. Quadratic Nonlinear Effects in Organic Molecules

V. Relationships Between Microscopic and Macroscopic Optical Nonlinearities

VI. Nonlinear Organic Crystals: From Bulk to Waveguided Demonstration

VII. Conclusion


Chapter II-2 Molecular Hyperpolarizabilities of Organic Materials

I. Introduction

II. Electric-Field-Induced SHG in Liquids and Solutions

III. The Sum Over States Method

IV. Molecular Orbital Calculations of the Hyperpolarizability

V. The β Tensor for 4-Nitroaniline

VI. Calculations for Other Molecules


Chapter II-3 Design and Synthesis of Organic Molecular Compounds for Efficient Second-Harmonic Generation

I. Introduction

II. Origins of Optical Nonlinearity in Organic Molecular Crystals

III. Molecular Engineering

IV. Extensively Studied Organic Materials

V. Less Thoroughly Studied Organic Materials

VI. Conclusion


Chapter II-4 Growth and Characterization of Molecular Crystals

I. Introduction

II. Physicochemical Properties of Nonlinear Organic Materials

III. Material Preparation for Crystal Growth

IV. Crystal Growth

V. Characterization

VI. Elaboration of Organic Nonlinear Waveguides

VII. Conclusions



Chapter II-5 Growth and Characterization of Organic Thin Films (Langmuir-Blodgett Films)

I. Langmuir-Blodgett, Film Fabrication

II. LB Film Characterization

III. Conclusion: What Are LB Films?


Chapter II-6 Properties and Applications of Urea

I. Introduction

II. Nonlinear Optical Properties of the Urea Molecule

III. Linear and Nonlinear Optical Properties of Crystalline Urea

IV. Second-Harmonic Generation and Sum-Frequency Mixing in Crystalline Urea

V. Spontaneous and Stimulated Optical Parametric Processes in Crystalline Urea


Chapter II-7 Nonlinear Optical Properties of Guest-Host Polymer Structures

I. Introduction

II. Physical Description of Guest-Host Interactions

III. Second-Order Nonlinear Effects in Polymer Films

IV. Outlook for Polymeric Guest-Host Systems


Chapter II-8 Electro-Optic Organic Materials

I. Introduction

II. Linear Electro-Optic Effect

III. Organic Crystals

IV. New Trends

V. Conclusions




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