Thin films of calixarenes for quadratic nonlinear optics

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

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Organic molecules with π electron systems and asymmetrical charge distribution are interesting tor use in quadratic nonlinear optics. Calix[4]arenes are cyclophanes that consist of four phenol moieties connected by methylene bridges. Functionalization of these phenols allows the combination of four D-π–A units within a single molecule. The increase in the number of D-π-A systems in a calix[4]arene molecule is accompanied by an enhancement of the molecular hyperpolarizability and the dipole moment and by a blue shift of the charge-transfer absorption band. Different substituted calix[4Jarene compounds have been synthesized and examined.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO'93)
Subtitle of host publicationBaltimore, Maryland, United States 2–7 May 1993
PublisherOptical Society of America
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)1-55752-189-1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 1993
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 1993 - Baltimore, United States
Duration: 2 May 19937 May 1993

Publication series

NameOSA Technical Digest
PublisherOptical Society of America


ConferenceConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 1993
Abbreviated titleCLEO
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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