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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 1 — May. 1, 2011
  • pp: 17–26

Supramolecular chirality at the air/water interface [Invited]

Emmanuel Benichou, Arnaud Derouet, Isabelle Russier-Antoine, Christian Jonin, Noëlle Lascoux, Minghua Liu, and Pierre-François Brevet  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 1, Issue 1, pp. 17-26 (2011)

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Second Harmonic Generation (SHG) was used to study the non-linear optical properties of a two-dimensional film formed by the achiral amphiphilic compound 5-(octadecyloxy)-2-(2-thiazolylazo) phenol (TARC18) at the air-water interface. The S-polarized SHG intensity was measured as a function of the incident fundamental wave polarization angle during the monolayer compression. The method was applied to follow the emergence of chirality during the film compression and at constant surface pressure. The formation of molecular aggregates revealing supramolecular chirality was then demonstrated. It was shown furthermore that the origin of chirality was dominated by the magnetic contributions.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4710) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities in organic materials
(240.4350) Optics at surfaces : Nonlinear optics at surfaces

ToC Category:
Chiral Optical Materials

Original Manuscript: February 15, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 18, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 21, 2011
Published: April 22, 2011

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Emmanuel Benichou, Arnaud Derouet, Isabelle Russier-Antoine, Christian Jonin, Noëlle Lascoux, Minghua Liu, and Pierre-François Brevet, "Supramolecular chirality at the air/water interface [Invited]," Opt. Mater. Express 1, 17-26 (2011)

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