Microscopic theory of third-harmonic generation and electro-absorption in conjugated polymers

Dandan Guo, Sumitendra Mazumdar, S. N. Dixit

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We develop a physical, intuitive description of optical nonlinearity in conjugated polymers within a completely general microscopic theoretical model. It is shown that third-harmonic generation and electro-absorption give complimentary information on the electronic structures of π-conjugated systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalSynthetic Metals
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 1992


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics

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