Optical second harmonic generation in alternately assembled dye-polyion multilayers

Sunao Yamada, Atsushi Harada, Taku Matsuo, Shinji Ohno, Izumi Ichinose, Toyoki Kunitake

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Layer-by-layer alternate adsorption of an SHG-active dye (Erichrome Black T: BT) and polycation (poly(diallyldimethylammonium chloride): PDDA) was successfully applied to the construction of an ultrathin NLO film. Quartz crystal microbalance and absorption spectral measurements revealed satisfactory film growth of BT and PDDA. The optical second harmonic signal increased with the number of PDDA/BT bilayers up to five, indicating anisotropically ordered alignment of BT molecules in the assembly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)L1110-L1112
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 2: Letters
Issue number8 SUPPL. B
Publication statusPublished - Aug 15 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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