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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.
Preface: New Materials for a New Age
Part I. Introduction
Chapter I-1 The Structure and Properties of the Organic Solid State
III. Electronic States
IV. Electronic Structure of Conjugated Polymers
Part II. Quadratic Nonlinear Optical Effects
Chapter II-1 Quadratic Nonlinear Optics and Optimization of the Second-Order Nonlinear Optical Response of Molecular Crystals
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
Chapter II-2 Molecular Hyperpolarizabilities of Organic Materials
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
II. Origins of Optical Nonlinearity in Organic Molecular Crystals
III. Molecular Engineering
IV. Extensively Studied Organic Materials
V. Less Thoroughly Studied Organic Materials
Chapter II-4 Growth and Characterization of Molecular Crystals
II. Physicochemical Properties of Nonlinear Organic Materials
III. Material Preparation for Crystal Growth
IV. Crystal Growth
VI. Elaboration of Organic Nonlinear Waveguides
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
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
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
II. Linear Electro-Optic Effect
III. Organic Crystals
IV. New Trends
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- © Academic Press 1987
- 6th February 1987
- Academic Press
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