Large second-harmonic response of C60 thin films

X. K. Wang*, T. G. Zhang, W. P. Lin, Sheng Zhong Liu, G. K. Wong, Manfred M. Kappes, R. P.H. Chang, J. B. Ketterson

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Second harmonic generation measurements were performed using 1.064 μm pulses provided by a Nd:YAG laser. A bulk second-order susceptibility χ(2)z,zz = 2.1 × 10-9 esu was observed at room temperature, which is about 1.5 times the χ(2) value of quartz. χ(2) values in a poling field were studied as a function of temperature; the largest value occurred at a nominal temperature of 140°C where χ(2) is ten times larger than the room temperature value.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)810-812
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1992

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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