Articles

Nonlinear Optical Materials

Science  19 Jul 1991:
Vol. 253, Issue 5017, pp. 281-287
DOI: 10.1126/science.253.5017.281

Abstract

The current state of materials development in nonlinear optics is summarized, and the promise of these materials is critically evaluated. Properties and important materials constants of current commercial materials and of new, promising, inorganic and organic molecular and polymeric materials with potential in second- and third-order nonlinear optical applications are presented.

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