We report measurements of the frequency dependence of anomalous second-order electric susceptibilities of polymer films containing hyperpolarizable chromophore guest molecules and poled using coplanar electrodes. The frequency dependence, polarization dependence, and magnitude of the observed second-order susceptibilities are radically different from those of conventional corona-field poling experiments and cannot be explained by isolated chromophore models. These observations and the results of sum-over-states perturbative electronic structure calculations argue for the importance of positively charged chromophore aggregates.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1997|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics