Benzylic amide catenanes are constituted of interlocked rings which can rotate one through the other in dependence on the local environment, thus opening the perspective of developing switchable materials. We investigated the linear and nonlinear optical properties of catenane films formed by vacuum evaporation with spectroscopic and guided wave techniques. The nonlinear optical response is comparable to that of carbon disulphide what is interesting in view of the large transparency window of the material and its processability in good optical quality films.
|Number of pages
|Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology Section B: Nonlinear Optics
|Published - Dec 1999
|Proceedings of the 1998 4th International Conference on Organic Nonlinear Optics (ICONO'4) - The 8th IKETANI Conference - Chitose, Jpn
Duration: 12 Oct 1998 → 15 Oct 1998