Theoretical and experimental investigation of the second-order nonlinear optical properties of retinal and derivatives

C. Dehu*, E. Hendrickx, K. Clays, A. Persoons, Jean-Luc Bredas

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Abstract

We analyze the first hyperpolarizability β of the retinal chromophore and some of its derivatives. We investigate the influence of isomerization from trans to 13-cis conformation, as well as that of going from the retinal neutral form to the corresponding protonated Schiff base; the latter point is of particular interest because the protonated form is present in the bacteriorhodopsin protein.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1697-1698
Number of pages2
JournalSynthetic Metals
Volume71
Issue number1-3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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