Third-order nonlinear optical properties of conjugated molecules by coherent Raman scattering

K. J. Atherton, G. P. Keogh, Gary Rumbles

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We have studied Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Spectra (CARS) of trans-ß-carotene in chloroform solution at various concentrations. We have determined the nonresonant molecular third-order nonlinear optical response of this conjugated molecule in chloroform to be 〈γ〉(-591nm,650nm,-721.4nm,650nm) = (13±4)×10-33esu.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)945-946
Number of pages2
JournalSynthetic Metals
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1997



  • Coherent Raman scattering
  • Conjugated molecules
  • Nonlinear optical methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics

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