χ(3) of M-X chains

Y. Iwasa, E. Funatsu, T. Koda, M. Yamashita, H. Kobayashi, K. Kubodera

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The third-order nonlinear optical susceptibility has been investigated for oriented thin films of halogen bridged platinum complexes. The | χ (3)(−3ω;ω,ω,ω) | of a σ-conjugated polysilane, poly(di-n-hexylsilane) (PDHS), by means of third-harmonic generation (THG) measurement, in the fundamental photon energy region from 0.56 eV to 2.15 eV. The obtained | χ (3)(−3ω;ω,ω,ω) | spectrum associated with the third harmonic generation (THG) was measured by the Maker fringe method in the region of fundamental wavelength 0.6µm~lµm and 1.6µm~2.2µm. In the | χ(3) | spectra, we found a peak structure at ω ~ 1.8eV that is attributable to a two-photon resonance to the optically forbidden charge transfer exciton. The | χ(3) | value was in the order of 10−11esu that is comparable to the π-conjugated polymers. Common features of NLO processes for the one-dimensional semiconductors are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-42
Number of pages6
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology. Section A. Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1992 Jun 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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