Nonlinear optical response of molecule in inhomogeneous solvation environment: A response theory formalism

Solvejg Jørgensen, Mark A. Ratner, Kurt V. Mikkelsen

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A method that enables the determination of quadratic response molecular properties of heterogeneously solvated molecules is presented. The method describes the situation where a solvated molecule is located on a metallic surface. It is demonstrated that the two-photon matrix elements and the frequency-dependent hyperpolarizabilities for a heterogeneously solvated CO molecule depend on the distance to the metal surface and the dielectric constant of the solvent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8185-8192
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2001


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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