Nonlinear Optical Susceptibility of Oligo- And Polygermanes

Kunio Mochida, Shuh Saku Nagano, Shigeru Maeyama, Takuo Kodaira, Akira Watanabe, Osamu Ito, Minoru Matsuda

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Abstract

Third-order nonlinear susceptibilities (χ(3)) for thin films of oligo- and polygermanes were measured in the range of 0.6 - 86 × 10-12 esu. A measured χ(3) of 86 × 10-12 esu for a polygermane-polysilane random copolymer, coploy(methylphenylsilylene/methylphenylgermylene), was the largest ever reported for transparent polymers in the visible spectral region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)713-716
Number of pages4
JournalBulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan
Volume70
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Jan 1

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    Mochida, K., Nagano, S. S., Maeyama, S., Kodaira, T., Watanabe, A., Ito, O., & Matsuda, M. (1997). Nonlinear Optical Susceptibility of Oligo- And Polygermanes. Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan, 70(3), 713-716. https://doi.org/10.1246/bcsj.70.713