Role of chiral symmetry in second-order nonlinear optical materials

S. Elshocht, van, T. Verbiest, M. Kauranen, R.J.M. Nolte, E.W. Meijer, A.P. Persoons

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Abstract

Second-harmonic generation was used as a technique to examine different types of chiral materials. All materials studied showed large circular-difference effects in the 2nd-harmonic response, i.e., the efficiency of the process was different for left- and right-hand circularly-polarized light. Study of various chiral materials showed that a different quant. and qual. response can be expected depending on the compn. and structure. The existence of magnetic dipole contributions to the nonlinearity of those materials is demonstrated
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials X
EditorsM.G. Kuzyk
PublisherSPIE
Pages2-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Eventconference; Nonlinear optical properties of organic materials X : 30 July-1 August 1997, San Diego, California; 1997-07-30; 1997-08-01 -
Duration: 30 Jul 19971 Aug 1997

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
Volume3147
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Conference

Conferenceconference; Nonlinear optical properties of organic materials X : 30 July-1 August 1997, San Diego, California; 1997-07-30; 1997-08-01
Period30/07/971/08/97
OtherNonlinear optical properties of organic materials X : 30 July-1 August 1997, San Diego, California

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