Large second-harmonic response of C60 thin films

X. K. Wang, T. G. Zhang, W. P. Lin, Sheng Zhong Liu, G. K. Wong, Manfred M. Kappes, Robert P. H. Chang, J. B. Ketterson

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Second harmonic generation measurements were performed using 1.064 μm pulses provided by a Nd:YAG laser. A bulk second-order susceptibility χ(2)z,zz = 2.1 × 10-9 esu was observed at room temperature, which is about 1.5 times the χ(2) value of quartz. χ(2) values in a poling field were studied as a function of temperature; the largest value occurred at a nominal temperature of 140°C where χ(2) is ten times larger than the room temperature value.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)810-812
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1992


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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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Wang, X. K., Zhang, T. G., Lin, W. P., Liu, S. Z., Wong, G. K., Kappes, M. M., Chang, R. P. H., & Ketterson, J. B. (1992). Large second-harmonic response of C60 thin films. Applied Physics Letters, 60(7), 810-812.