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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2007
  • pp: 942–943

Comment on “Pushing the hyperpolarizability to the limit”

Greg A. Wiggers and Rolfe G. Petschek  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 8, pp. 942-943 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.000942


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Abstract

It is shown that energy/length scaling complicates maximizing the first hyperpolarizability of a single electron as a function of the potential. A more transparent formula for this hyperpolarizability is given. Examining this formula demonstrates that Zhou et al. 1 have not proved that modulated conjugation results in large hyperpolarizability.

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OCIS Codes
(020.0020) Atomic and molecular physics : Atomic and molecular physics
(020.4900) Atomic and molecular physics : Oscillator strengths
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4710) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities in organic materials

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 28, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 25, 2006
Published: March 19, 2007

Citation
Greg A. Wiggers and Rolfe G. Petschek, "Comment on "Pushing the hyperpolarizability to the limit"," Opt. Lett. 32, 942-943 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-8-942


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References

  1. J. Zhou, M. G. Kuzyk, and D. S. Watkins, Opt. Lett. 31, 2891 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  2. B. J. Orr and J. F. Ward, Mol. Phys. 20, 513 (1971). [CrossRef]
  3. M. G. Kuzyk, Phys. Rev. A 72, 053819 (2005). [CrossRef]
  4. Of course, global properties of the potential determine global properties of the wave function such as which state is the ground state.

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