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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1505–1511

Thienylene polyazomethines and polyazines as third-order nonlinear optical materials

Silvia Destri, Mariacecilia Pasini, William Porzio, Andrea Zappettini, and Franco D’Amore  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 24, Issue 7, pp. 1505-1511 (2007)

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Linear and third-order nonlinear optical (NLO) phenomena have been studied in three thiophene-containing polyimine classes. A complete characterization has been performed determining the real part of the refractive index n, its imaginary part k, and the third-order NLO value χ ( 3 ) . The NLO values derived for the polymers are related to both the electronic property and backbone conformational arrangement, affecting the overall conjugation. The highest third-order NLO coefficient has been measured on a very homogeneous spin-coated film of dialkyl substituted polyazine, showing a value of 5.2 × 10 11 esu at 1710 nm , where the material is essentially transparent.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4710) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities in organic materials
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties

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Original Manuscript: September 19, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 29, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: March 2, 2007
Published: June 15, 2007

Silvia Destri, Mariacecilia Pasini, William Porzio, Andrea Zappettini, and Franco D'Amore, "Thienylene polyazomethines and polyazines as third-order nonlinear optical materials," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 1505-1511 (2007)

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