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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2012
  • pp: 294–303

Compact TCBD based molecules and supramolecular assemblies for third-order nonlinear optics

Marten T. Beels, Michelle S. Fleischman, Ivan Biaggio, Benjamin Breiten, Markus Jordan, and François Diederich  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 2, Issue 3, pp. 294-303 (2012)

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We present linear and nonlinear optical properties of small donor-acceptor substituted molecules for third-order nonlinear optics and of their dense assemblies created by molecular beam deposition in high vacuum. The molecules are variations on the DDMEBT molecule, obtained by varying the structure of the electron donating groups around a compact conjugated core derived from a tetracyanobutadiene (TCBD) group. We discuss the optical properties, lifetime, losses, and robustness of vapor-deposited DDMEBT thin films and the influence of the different end-groups on both the linear and nonlinear optical properties of the molecules and the resulting supramolecular assemblies.

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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 Optical Materials

Original Manuscript: January 3, 2012
Revised Manuscript: February 11, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 13, 2012
Published: February 21, 2012

Marten T. Beels, Michelle S. Fleischman, Ivan Biaggio, Benjamin Breiten, Markus Jordan, and François Diederich, "Compact TCBD based molecules and supramolecular assemblies for third-order nonlinear optics," Opt. Mater. Express 2, 294-303 (2012)

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