Nonlinear optical properties of transition metal-phosphine complexes

Academic Article

Abstract

  • Nonlinear optical properties of transition metal-phosphine complexes have been measured at 532 nm by degenerate four-wave mixing. Large nonresonant second-order molecular hyperpolarizabilities, γ, have been found for complexes containing two phosphine ligands. The measured γ values are closely related to the type and coordination geometry of the phosphine ligands. A numerical fitting of γ values versus the number of substituents with π-electrons on the ligand gives a result similar to what is observed for linear conjugated oligomers. © 1995.
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  • Optical Materials  Journal
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    Author List

  • Zhai T; Lawson CM; Gale DC; Gray GM
  • Start Page

  • 455
  • End Page

  • 460
  • Volume

  • 4
  • Issue

  • 4