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31 January 1989 Nonlinear Optical Effects In Organic Molecules And Polymers - Theory, Measurements And Devices
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Proceedings Volume 1018, Electro-Optic and Magneto-Optic Materials; (1989)
Event: 1988 International Congress on Optical Science and Engineering, 1988, Hamburg, Germany
Nonlinear optical processes have received international attention because of their importance in optical signal processing and computing. Organic molecules and polymers form an important class of nonlinear optical material. This paper discusses the basic relevant concepts in the newly emerging area of nonlinear optical processes in organic molecules and polymers. It provides the results of a comprehensive study in this area being conducted in my laboratory. This study includes theoretical calculation of microscopic optical nonlinearity; design, molecular engineering and synthesis of novel organic structures; experimental investigation of nonlinear processes using picosecond and femtosecond laser pulses; and the study of device phenomena. At the end, the current status of this field and future directions of research are discussed.
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Paras N. Prasad "Nonlinear Optical Effects In Organic Molecules And Polymers - Theory, Measurements And Devices", Proc. SPIE 1018, Electro-Optic and Magneto-Optic Materials, (31 January 1989);

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