Published Research - Department of Chemistry


Date of this Version

October 1987


Published by Am Physical Soc. Phys. Rev. A 36, 3885 - 3888 (1987). Copyright 1987. Permission to use.


Conditions for the design of organic solids capable of optimum nonlinear optical behavior are investigated. Generalized expressions describing optimum phase-matching conditions in crystals of monoclinic symmetry and having one-dimensional hyperpolarizabilities are obtained. The results are applied to specific organic molecular solids. An anisotropic in-plane molecular polarizability is shown to provide the best condition for second-harmonic generation in these systems.

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