Optical Kerr Shutter Response of Organic Microcrystals

Hitoshi Kasai, Hirohisa Kanbara, Rieko Iida, Shuji Okada, Hiro Matsuda, Hidetoshi Oikawa, Hachiro Nakanishi

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Optical Kerr shutter responses of both polydiacetylene and J-aggregated merocyanine microcrystals dispersed in water were measured for the first time, using the gate beam at 1064 nm and the probe beam at 813 nm. The χ (3) values based upon optical Kerr effect for these microcrystals were on the order of 10 -13 esu, and these physical quantities normalized by concentration (l M) were approximately 10 -9 esu/M, of which order is very large even in the nonresonant wavelength region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)L1208-L1210
JournalJapanese journal of applied physics
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Jan 1


  • J-aggregates
  • Nonlinear optical property
  • Optical Kerr effect
  • Organic microcrystal
  • Polydiacetylene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Kasai, H., Kanbara, H., Iida, R., Okada, S., Matsuda, H., Oikawa, H., & Nakanishi, H. (1995). Optical Kerr Shutter Response of Organic Microcrystals. Japanese journal of applied physics, 34(9), L1208-L1210. https://doi.org/10.1143/JJAP.34.L1208