Microscopic Theory of Nonlinear Optics.- Accurate Nonlinear Optical Properties for Small Molecules.- Determination of Vibrational Contributions to Linear and Nonlinear Optical Properties.- SOS Methods in Calculations of Electronic NLO Properties.- Kohn-Sham Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory with Applications to Linear and Nonlinear Properties.- Non-Linear Pulse Propagation in Many-Photon Active Isotropic Media.- Collective and Cooperative Phenomena in Molecular Functional Materials.- Multiconfigurational Self-Consistent Field-Molecular Mechanics Response Methods.- Solvatochromism and Nonlinear Optical Properties of Donor-acceptor ?-Conjugated Molecules.- Symmetry Based Approach to the Evaluation of Second Order NLO Properties of Carbon Nanotubes.- Atomistic Molecular Modeling of Electric Field Poling of Nonlinear Optical Polymers.- Nonlinear Optical Properties of Chiral Liquids.- Recent Progress in Molecular Design of Ionic Second-order Nonlinear Optical Materials.- Characterization Techniques of Nonlinear Optical Materials.- Third-Order Nonlinear Optical Response of Metal Nanoparticles.- From Dipolar to Octupolar Phthalocyanine Derivatives: The Example of Subphthalocyanines.- NLO Properties of Metal Alkynyl and Related Complexes.- Ruthenium Complexes as Versatile Chromophores with Large, Switchable Hyperpolarizabilities.- Linear and Nonlinear Optical Properties of Selected Rotaxanes and Catenanes.- Second Harmonic Generation from Gold and Silver Nanoparticles in Liquid Suspensions.
Deals with the theory and computing of non-linear optical (NLO) properties. This book reviews the developments in experimentation. It is of interest to researchers and students in academia and industry, particularly to those who are involved in materials science, theoretical and computational chemistry, chemical physics, and molecular physics.
Draws together the widening gap between theory and experimentation
Discusses the NLO properties of substances of great importance, organometallics, nano-particles etc.
Covers both microscopic and macroscopic matter