Third-order nonlinear optical characterization of side-chain copolymers (Invited Paper)

Robert A. Norwood, James R. Sounik, J. Popolo, D. R. Holcomb

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Abstract

Third order nonlinear optical properties of side-chain methacrylate copolymers incorporating 4-amino-4′-nitrostilbene, 4-oxy-4′nitrostilbene, and functionalized silicon phthalocyanine chromophores are measured by picosecond degenerate four wave mixing at 598 nm. The nonresonant stilbene system exhibits a pulse limited ultrafast response, while the resonant phthalocyanine system has a large excited state nonlinearity. Comparison of silicon phthalocyanine copolymers with solubilized guest/host systems dispersed in polymethylmethacrylate illustrate the importance of aggregation and phthalocyanine ring interaction in determining the linear optical properties and the magnitude and speed of the nonlinear optical response.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsKenneth D. Singer
PublisherPubl by Int Soc for Optical Engineering
Pages54-65
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)0819406880
StatePublished - Dec 1 1991
Externally publishedYes
EventNonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials IV - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Jul 24 1991Jul 26 1991

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume1560
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherNonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials IV
CitySan Diego, CA, USA
Period7/24/917/26/91

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Norwood, R. A., Sounik, J. R., Popolo, J., & Holcomb, D. R. (1991). Third-order nonlinear optical characterization of side-chain copolymers (Invited Paper). In K. D. Singer (Ed.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (pp. 54-65). (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 1560). Publ by Int Soc for Optical Engineering.