Observation of an optical-modulation effect on second harmonic generation in C60 thin films

X. K. Wang, T. G. Zhang, P. M. Lundquist, W. P. Lin, Z. Y. Xu, G. K. Wong, J. B. Kettersonb, R. P.H. Chang*

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We report optical modulation effects on second harmonic generation (SHG) in C60 films. It was observed that a large second harmonic response of C60 films (in a corona poling field of 5.5 kV at a nominal temperature of 140 °C) was almost completely suppressed when the film was illuminated with a second visible-light source (pulsed or steady state). The magnitude of the SHG suppression was measured as a function of the wavelength and intensity of the second source. By scanning the time interval between a "suppression" pulse and the SHG generation pulse we found that the lead time required for the suppression effect is about 250 ps.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)244-247
Number of pages4
JournalThin Solid Films
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 1995


  • Carbon
  • Deposition process
  • Fullerenes
  • Nanostructures
  • Optical properties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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