OSA's Digital Library

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

| OPTICAL PHYSICS

  • Editor: Henry Van Driel
  • Vol. 26, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2009
  • pp: 1057–1075

Dynamics of all-optical poling of photoisomerizable molecules. I. Symmetries of tensorial properties

Michel Dumont  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 26, Issue 5, pp. 1057-1075 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.26.001057


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (1088 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

All-optical poling (AOP) of dye molecules in polymeric materials is the result of noncentrosymmetric angular hole burning (AHB: selective depletion in the angular distribution of molecules) and of angular redistribution (AR: rotation in the reversible photoisomerization). Many publications describe successfully the photoinduced anisotropy of rodlike molecules: the cumulative building of anisotropy, after many cycles, is a necessary condition of efficiency. Other publications show the important role of the tensorial properties of molecules and fields in AOP, but they consider neither the saturation of AHB, nor AR, in multiple cycles. Here, the tensorial expression of the excitation probability, for any geometry of molecules and fields, is reevaluated (density matrix formalism) and introduced in optical pumping equations, which are solved formally (at second order) and numerically. The expected symmetries are preserved, but the saturation of optical pumping introduces new tensorial couplings, which modify χ ( 1 ) and χ ( 2 ) .

© 2009 Optical Society of America

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

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 30, 2008
Revised Manuscript: February 17, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 23, 2009
Published: April 20, 2009

Citation
Michel Dumont, "Dynamics of all-optical poling of photoisomerizable molecules. I. Symmetries of tensorial properties," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 26, 1057-1075 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-26-5-1057

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited