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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2000
  • pp: 1183–1185

Fundamental limits on third-order molecular susceptibilities

Mark G. Kuzyk  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 16, pp. 1183-1185 (2000)

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By the use of sum rules, the largest third-order molecular nonlinear-optical susceptibilities allowed by quantum mechanics are determined. The theoretical upper limit is found to depend only on the first excited-state transition energy and on the number of electrons, in agreement with experimental data.

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OCIS Codes
(160.0160) Materials : Materials
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics

Mark G. Kuzyk, "Fundamental limits on third-order molecular susceptibilities," Opt. Lett. 25, 1183-1185 (2000)

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