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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2002
  • pp: 2673–2681

Contributions of permanent dipole moments to molecular multiphoton excitation cross sections

B. N. Jagatap and William J. Meath  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 19, Issue 11, pp. 2673-2681 (2002)

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The role of both permanent molecular dipoles and virtual molecular states, for two- and three-photon molecular excitation, is discussed in the context of the two- and three-photon excitation cross sections, with a ten-energy-level giant-dipole molecule as a model. Two types of excitation mechanisms are involved, that which requires permanent dipole moments and that which requires virtual molecular excited states. The results are relevant to the understanding of two- and three-photon excitation processes and for the design of fluorophores with large multiphoton absorption cross sections.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4180) Nonlinear optics : Multiphoton processes
(190.4710) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities in organic materials

B. N. Jagatap and William J. Meath, "Contributions of permanent dipole moments to molecular multiphoton excitation cross sections," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 2673-2681 (2002)

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