The concentration dependence of third order nonlinear optical susceptibility ( χ<3> ) of copper phthalocyanine (CuPc)
dissolved in tetrahydrofuran (THF) using the degenerate four wave mixing (DFWM) method at 532 nm was investigated.
We present the linear dependence of the third order nonlinear optical susceptibility ( χ<3> ) as a function of different
concentration for CuPc dissolved in THF. We also calculated the second order hyperpolarizability (
γ) of CuPc
solutions. Third harmonic generation (THG) measurements at the 1064 nm performed on CuPc thin films are also
presented. We found that the χ<3>DFWM values are larger than the χ<3>THG ones. This variation observed in χ<3> values,
occurs probably due to the different resonance contributions in solution and solid state of CuPc. We show that in the case
of DFWM measurements the one and two-photon resonant contributions at the Q and C-band increase χ<3>DFWM value of
CuPc. In THG measurements, the three-photon resonance contribution at the Soret band gives rise to higher χ<3>THG value.