Nonlinear Optical Property of Poly(Phenylenevinylene) Bearing π-Conjugated Radicals

Masahiro Takahashi*, Shinji Yamada, Hiro Matsuda, Eishun Tsuchida, Hiroyuki Nishide

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The third order nonlinear optical susceptibility, χ(3) of an open-shell and alternant polymer based on a π-conjugated polymer, poly(1,2-phenylenevinylene) bearing phenoxyl radicals at 4-position, was evaluated. The real and imaginary parts of χ(3) of the poly (1,2-phenylenevinylene) derivative were enhanced three orders of magnitude at ca. 680 nm and reached ca. 10-9 esu due to the phenoxyl radical formation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-39
Number of pages9
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology Section A: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Publication statusPublished - 1999


  • π-conjugated polymer
  • Nonlinear optical susceptibility
  • Phenoxyl radical
  • Poly(phenylenevinylene)
  • Polyradical

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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