Silicon-Bridged donor-acceptor compounds: Synthesis and nonlinear optical properties

Catharina Everdina Hissink

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This thesis describes the synthesis and the spectroscopic and nonlinear optical characterization of a large series of donor- and acceptor-substituted diphenylsilanes with the structure DPh-(SiMez).-PhA and fragments thereof.Nonlinear optics (NLO) deals with the interaction of electromagnetic fields (light) with matter so as to generate new electromagnetic fields altered from the incident field with respect to phase, frequency, amplitude or other propagationcharacteristics. One of the applications involving nonlinear optical phenomena is frequency doubling of near infrared laser light (frequency a) by a nonlinear optical material into blue light.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • University of Groningen
  • Hadziioannou, G, Supervisor, External person
Award date28-Jun-1996
Place of Publication[S.l.]
Publication statusPublished - 1996


  • Donor-acceptorcomplexen
  • Niet-lineaire optica
  • Hyperpolariseerbaarheid
  • Polysilanen
  • NMR

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