OSA's Digital Library

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Vol. 18, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2001
  • pp: 610–616

Third-order optical nonlinearities in new octupolar molecules and their dipolar subunits

B. Derkowska, J. C. Mulatier, I. Fuks, B. Sahraoui, X. Nguyen Phu, and C. Andraud  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 18, Issue 5, pp. 610-616 (2001)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (196 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



The third nonlinear optical susceptibility (χ3) of a new family of octupolar molecules with one, two, and three double bonds has been measured at 532 in tetrahydrofuran solutions by the degenerate four-wave mixing (DFWM) method. For comparison, we also measured the analogous dipolar subunits of the molecules. The second hyperpolarizability (γ) for these molecules was deduced. We found that octupolar molecules exhibit large second-order hyperpolarizability (γ) values. The γ  values obtained for octupolar compounds are approximately 10 times larger than those of their corresponding dipolar subunits and 104 times larger than those of CS2, which is a reference material for DFWM.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(190.4710) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities in organic materials
(190.5040) Nonlinear optics : Phase conjugation

B. Derkowska, J. C. Mulatier, I. Fuks, B. Sahraoui, X. Nguyen Phu, and C. Andraud, "Third-order optical nonlinearities in new octupolar molecules and their dipolar subunits," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 18, 610-616 (2001)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. M. G. Kuzyk and G. W. Dirk, eds., Characterization Technique and Tabulations for Organic Nonlinear Optics Materials (Marcel Dekker, New York, 1998).
  2. F. Kajzar and J. D. Swalen, eds., Organic Thin Films for Waveguiding Nonlinear Optics (Gordon & Breach, London, 1996).
  3. K.-S. Lee and O.-K. Kim, “NLO materials based on stilbozolium salt chromophores,” Photonics Sci. News 4, 9 (1999).
  4. S. Wang, W. Huang, T. Zhang, H. Yang, Q. Gong, Y. Okuma, M. Horikiri, and Y. F. Miura, “Third order nonlinear optical properties of didodecldimethylammonium-Au(dmit)2,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 75, 1845–1847 (1999). [CrossRef]
  5. P. N. Prasad and D. J. Williams, Introduction to Nonlinear Optical Effects in Molecules and Polymers (Wiley, New York, 1991).
  6. J. Zyss and D. Chemla, eds., Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials and Crystals (Academic, New York, 1987).
  7. M. Joffre, D. Yaron, R. J. Silbey, and J. Zyss, “Second order optical nonlinearity in octupolar aromatic systems,” J. Chem. Phys. 97, 5607–5615 (1992). [CrossRef]
  8. J. Zyss, “Octupolar organic systems in quadratic nonlinear optics: molecules and materials,” Nonlinear Opt. 1, 3–18 (1991).
  9. J. Zyss, “Molecular engineering implications of rotational invariance in nonlinear optics: octupolar systems for quadratic processes,” in Nonlinear Optics: Fundamentals, Materials and Devices, S. Miyata, ed. (North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1992), pp. 33–48.
  10. J. Zyss, “Molecular engineering implications of rotational invariance in quadratic nonlinear optics: from dipolar to octupolar molecules and materials,” J. Chem. Phys. 98, 6583–6599 (1993). [CrossRef]
  11. J. Zyss and I. Ledoux, “Nonlinear optics in multipolar media: theory and experiments,” Chem. Rev. 94, 77–105 (1994). [CrossRef]
  12. B. Sahraoui, X. Nguyen Phu, M. Sallé, and A. Gorgues, “Electronic and nuclear contributions to the third order nonlinear optical susceptibilities of new p-N, N′-dimethylaniline tetrathiafulvalene derivatives,” Opt. Lett. 23, 1811–1813 (1998). [CrossRef]
  13. L. X. Chen and P. D. Laible, “Third order nonlinear properties of bacteriochlorophylls in bacterial photosynthetic light-harvesting proteins,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 270, 255–262 (1997). [CrossRef]
  14. C. Andraud, T. Zabulon, A. Collet, and J. Zyss, “Nonlinera optical properties of polyenoctupoles: a multipolar tensorial quantum analisis,” Chem. Phys. 245, 243–261 (1999). [CrossRef]
  15. B. Sahraoui, R. Chavalier, G. Rivoire, J. Zaremba, and M. Sallé, “Nonlinear optical properties of new hyper-tetrathiafulvalene derivatives: saturable absorption and degenerate four wave mixing,” Opt. Commun. 135, 109–115 (1997). [CrossRef]
  16. I. V. Kityk, B. Sahraoui, P. X. Nguyen, G. Rivoire, and J. Kasperczyk, “Nonliner optical susceptibilities of tetrathiafulvalene derivatives,” Nonlin. Opt. 18, 13–30 (1997).
  17. C. Andraud, T. Brotin, C. Garcia, F. Pellé, P. Goldner, B. Bigot, and A. Collet, “Theoretical and experimental investigations of the nonlinear optical properties of vanillin, polyenovanillin, and bisvanillin derivatives,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 116, 2094–2102 (1994). [CrossRef]
  18. T. Brotin, C. Andraud, I. Ledoux, S. Brasselet, J. Zyss, M. Perrin, A. Thozet, and A. Collet, “n-polyenovanillins (n= 1−6) as a new push–pull polyenes for nonlinear optics: synthesis, structural studies, and experimental and theoretical investigation of their spectroscopic properties, electronic structures, and quadratic hyperpolarizabilities,” Chem. Mater. 8, 890–906 (1996). [CrossRef]
  19. T. Nozdryn, J. Cousseau, B. Sahraoui, X. N. Phu, and G. Rivoire, “Third order nonlinear optical properties of new polyfluoroalkylsulfanyl-substituted tetrathiafulvalene derivatives,” Synth. Met. 94, 57–60 (1998). [CrossRef]
  20. B. Sahraoui, G. Rivoire, N. Terkia-Derdra, M. Sallé, and J. Zaremba, “Third order nonlinear optical properties of new bisdithiafulvenyl-substituted tetrathiafulvalene,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 923–928 (1998). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited