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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 9 — Apr. 25, 2011
  • pp: 7979–7991

Electro-optic effect in crystalline films of transverse planar octupolar symmetry

Mi-Yun Jeong, Sophie Brasselet, Bong Rae Cho, and Tong-Kun Lim  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 9, pp. 7979-7991 (2011)

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We present theoretical and experimental demonstrations of the electro-optic activity in crystalline molecular thin films with octupolar D 3 h symmetry. Applying a longitudinal electric field modulation within the molecular plane, we analyze the induced refractive index change relative to the orientation of the octupoles in their plane, and show that a maximum value is reached when one octupolar branch lies along the direction of the modulating field. These characteristics, as well as their electric field dependence, are drastically different from more traditional one-dimensional symmetry samples, bringing additional advantages related to electro-optic coupling possibilities.

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

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: February 22, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 17, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: April 1, 2011
Published: April 11, 2011

Mi-Yun Jeong, Sophie Brasselet, Bong Rae Cho, and Tong-Kun Lim, "Electro-optic effect in crystalline films of transverse planar octupolar symmetry," Opt. Express 19, 7979-7991 (2011)

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