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Group VIII transition metal complexes for nonlinear optical switching

West, Patrick J.

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Metal alkynyl complexes have been shown to be potentially useful third-order nonlinear optical switches, with large two-photon absorption cross-sections and strong changes in photon absorption properties on oxidation. By forming multinuclear complexes, switches with more then two states can be made. Chapter 1 presents an introduction to nonlinear optics and reviews some inorganic materials which have had their nonlinear optical properties measured. Chapter 2 details new synthetic routes into...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/151794
DOI: 10.25911/5d514c5ed22f1
Access Rights: Open Access

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