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Title: Ultrafast optical nonlinearities and figures of merit in acceptor-substituted 3,4,5-trimethoxy chalcone derivatives: Structure-property relationships
Authors: Gu, B. 
Ji, W. 
Patil, P.S.
Dharmaprakash, S.M.
Issue Date: 2008
Citation: Gu, B., Ji, W., Patil, P.S., Dharmaprakash, S.M. (2008). Ultrafast optical nonlinearities and figures of merit in acceptor-substituted 3,4,5-trimethoxy chalcone derivatives: Structure-property relationships. Journal of Applied Physics 103 (10) : -. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2924419
Abstract: By performing both Z -scan and transient transmission measurements with 130 fs laser pulses in the near infrared region, we investigated structure-property relationships for X(3) in acceptor-substituted 3,4,5-trimethoxy chalcone derivatives. We determined all nonlinear parameters, including two-photon absorption (2PA) cross section, 2PA-induced excited-state absorption (ESA) cross section, microscopic second-order hyperpolarizability, and lifetime of the excited state in these molecules. We found that the microscopic second-order hyperpolarizability γR and 2PA cross section θ2PA in chalcone derivatives increase as the acceptor strength of the molecules increases, which demonstrates an enhancement in optical nonlinearities by simple structural variations. We evaluated the one-photon, two-photon, and effective three-photon figures of merit for acetone solutions of chalcone derivatives at irradiance of 100 GW/ cm2. Furthermore, we observed optical limiting behavior in these compounds, which result from both 2PA and 2PA-assisted ESA. These results indicated that chalcone derivatives are a promising candidate for applications on nonlinear photonic devices. © 2008 American Institute of Physics.
Source Title: Journal of Applied Physics
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/98499
ISSN: 00218979
DOI: 10.1063/1.2924419
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