Second-harmonic generation investigation of Langmuir-Blodgett 2-docosylamino-5-nitropyradine films

Pierre Provencher, Marguerite Marie Denariez Roberge, Alexandre Suau, Ke Tian, Gaétan Munger, Roger Leblanc

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With the use of second-harmonic generation, we report the observation of a better alignment of Langmuir- Blodgett-deposited films of 2-docosylamino-5-nitropyradine for a low number of monolayers. An estimation of the nonlinear susceptibility of the molecule is also given. We show that the refractive indices of the Langmuir-Blodgett films has to be taken into account for thicknesses greater than 25 nm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1406-1410
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
Issue number8
StatePublished - Jan 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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