Novel calixarenes in thin films for efficient second harmonic generation

G.J.T. Heesink, N.F. van Hulst, B. Bölger, E. Kelderman, J.F.J. Engbersen, W. Verboom, D.N. Reinhoudt

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Calix[4]arenes are a novel type of molecules for nonlinear optics. In a single molecule four pi-conjugated systems are combined. Corona poled guest-host polymer systems [calix[4]arenes-poly(methyl-methacrylate)] with transparency into the UV and loading up to 100% show a high degree of orientation. The maximum resonant d33 nonlinear coefficient measured at a fundamental wavelength of 590 nm is 51 pm/V. The d33 values of the thin films relax after poling to 65% of their maximum value. Results indicate self-organization of the molecules upon poling.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2015-2017
Number of pages3
JournalApplied physics letters
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 1993


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