Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Molecules and Crystals V1

Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Molecules and Crystals V1

1st Edition - February 6, 1987

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  • Editor: D.S. Chemla
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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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  • No. of pages: 496
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1987
  • Published: February 6, 1987
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323148153

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