Nonlinear-optical studies of molybdenum metal organics

Academic Article


  • We have measured the third-order susceptibility, χ(3), versus concentration for a number of molybdenum-based metal-organic complexes in solution, using independent degenerate four-wave mixing and Z-scan techniques. Good agreement was obtained between the degenerate four-wave mixing and Z-scan measurements. The variation of χ(3) with concentration yielded the second-order hyperpolarizability γ. A close correlation was observed between the number of delocalized π electrons and the magnitude of γ. © 1994 Optical Society of America.
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  • Optics Letters  Journal
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    Author List

  • Zhai T; Gale DC; Gray GM; Lawson CM; Burgess GE; Lewis ML
  • Start Page

  • 871
  • End Page

  • 873
  • Volume

  • 19
  • Issue

  • 12