Refractive Nonlinearity of Linear Symmetric Molecules and Polymers Revisited


  • George I. Stegeman University of Central Florida
  • Honghua Hu University of Central Florida



In the paper a simple formula for the non-resonant and off-resonant nonlinearity in symmetric linear molecules and conjugated polymers made from such molecules is presented. Obtained results agree with experimental data known from the literature.

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How to Cite

Stegeman, G. I., & Hu, H. (2009). Refractive Nonlinearity of Linear Symmetric Molecules and Polymers Revisited. Photonics Letters of Poland, 1(4), pp. 148–150. lett. pl.v1i4.74