Third-order optical nonlinearity of [beta]-carotene homologues

Fujiwara, M., Yamauchi, K., Sugisaki, M., Yanagi, K., Gall, A., Bruno, R., Cogdell, R.J. and Hashimoto, H. (2009) Third-order optical nonlinearity of [beta]-carotene homologues. Physica Status Solidi C, 6(S1), S31-S33. (doi:10.1002/pssc.200881296)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pssc.200881296

Abstract

We investigate the third-order nonlinear optical property of a range of [beta]-carotene homologues, which have different numbers <i>(n)</i> of conjugated C=C double bonds from <i>n</i>=7 to 15, by using third-harmonic generation Maker fringe technique. The results clearly show that there is a remarkable enhancement of the third-order optical nonlinearity when <i>n</i>=15, which is a four fold increase compared with <i>n</i>=11 (i.e. -carotene).

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:32.80.Rm, 42.65.An, 77.84.Jd
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cogdell, Professor Richard
Authors: Fujiwara, M., Yamauchi, K., Sugisaki, M., Yanagi, K., Gall, A., Bruno, R., Cogdell, R.J., and Hashimoto, H.
Subjects:Q Science > QH Natural history > QH345 Biochemistry
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Molecular Cell and Systems Biology
Journal Name:Physica Status Solidi C
ISSN:1862-6351

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