Title: Mixed electric-magnetic second-order nonlinear optical response of helicenes
Authors: Botek, E ×
Andre, JM
Champagne, B
Verbiest, Thierry
Persoons, Andre #
Issue Date: Jun-2005
Publisher: Amer inst physics
Series Title: Journal of Chemical Physics vol:122 issue:23
Article number: 234713
Abstract: The mixed electric-magnetic second-order nonlinear optical responses of oriented films of helicenes have been computed ab initio using the random phase approximation method and compared to the pure electric-dipole counterpart. It turns out that the mixed electric-magnetic responses can be of the same order of magnitude as the pure electric-dipole counterpart when there is no donor/acceptor (D/A) substituent or these D/A pairs are weak, i.e., when the pure electric-dipole response is small. When adding strong D/A substituents, the pure electric-dipole response increases substantially and much more than its mixed electric-magnetic counterpart. Consequently, the ratio between the mixed electric-magnetic and pure electric responses decreases. Although there is no general rule, the mixed responses evolve as a function of substitution quasi similarly to the pure electric contribution. This study confirms therefore the possibility of tuning the mixed electric-magnetic response by employing appropriate chiral molecules. (C) 2005 American Institute of Physics.
ISSN: 0021-9606
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Molecular Imaging and Photonics
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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