Organic microcrystals as optical kerr shutter materials

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

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Optical Kerr shutter (OKS) effect of organic microcrystals of J-aggregated merocyanine and two kinds of polydiacetylenes in water as dispersion was investigated. Though actual χ(3) values are in the order of 10-13 to 10-12 esu, these normalized by concentration are 10-9 esuM-1, suggesting that organic microcrystal dispersion is one of the promising materials for OKS if the dispersion concentration can be increased.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)263-266
Number of pages4
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology Section B: Nonlinear Optics
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Jan 1
EventProceedings of the 1995 2nd International Conference on Organic Nonlinear Optics, ICONO'2 - Kusatsu, Jpn
Duration: 1995 Jul 231995 Jul 26

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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