Third‐order nonlinear optical properties of thin films of organogermane homopolymers and organogermane‐organosilane copolymers

Takuo Kodaira, Akira Watanabe, Osamu Ito, Minoru Matsuda, Satoshi Tokura, Mitsuo Kira, Shuh‐Saku ‐S Nagano, Kunio Mochida

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Abstract

σ‐conjugated polysilanes and polygermanes are known to possess interesting linear optical properties as well as unique physical and chemical properties. Unlike π‐conjugated carbon‐based polymers these materials are transparent in the visible and strongly absorbing in the near ultraviolet region. Here, the nonlinear optical properties, in particular those for third harmonic generation, for several polygermane homopolymers and a polygermane‐polysilane copolymer are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)917-919
Number of pages3
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume7
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Nov

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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