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  • Vol. 14, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 1989
  • pp: 952–954

Measurement of the third-order hyperpolarizability of platinum poly-ynes

Shekhar Guha, Claude C. Frazier, Pamela L. Porter, Keith Kang, and Sharon E. Finberg  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 14, Issue 17, pp. 952-954 (1989)

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We present the measurements of the third-order polarizability (γ) of several platinum poly-ynes obtained using picosecond laser pulses. The real part of γ was measured using the optical Kerr effect with a 1.064-μm pump and a 0.532-μm probe. The imaginary part was evaluated from the two-photon absorption coefficient determined at 0.532 μm. The platinum poly-ynes had low absorption in the visible and the near-infrared wavelengths.

© 1989 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: February 14, 1989
Manuscript Accepted: May 26, 1989
Published: September 1, 1989

Shekhar Guha, Claude C. Frazier, Pamela L. Porter, Keith Kang, and Sharon E. Finberg, "Measurement of the third-order hyperpolarizability of platinum poly-ynes," Opt. Lett. 14, 952-954 (1989)

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