Optical and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 46, Issue 1, pp 7–13 | Cite as

Third order nonlinear optical properties of oligophenylene dyads by open-aperture Z-scan technique

  • I. Guezguez
  • M. Hjiri
  • A. Haj Said
  • Y. Boughaleb
  • H. Belmabrouk


The third order nonlinear optical response of some oligophenylene dyads were obtained at 30 ps, 532 nm using the Z-scan technique. The large nonlinearity of oligomers deriving from different substituted anisole is attributed to its rigid planar and intrachain charge transfer within the structure. The nonlinear absorption has been attributed to reverse saturable absorption-type behavior of the samples, while the imaginary part of the third order nonlinear susceptibility found has been of the order of 10\(^{-13}\) esu.


Reverse saturable absorption (RSA) Open aperture Z-scan  Multiphoton absorption 



The authors would like to thank Prof. Bouchta Sahraoui, Dr. Konstantinos Iliopoulos and Dr. Abdelkrim El-Ghayoury for helpful discussions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Guezguez
    • 2
    • 1
  • M. Hjiri
    • 1
  • A. Haj Said
    • 3
  • Y. Boughaleb
    • 4
  • H. Belmabrouk
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory Electronic and MicroelectronicUniversity of MonastirMonastirTunisia
  2. 2.Laboratory MOLTECH-AnjouUniversity of AngersAngersFrance
  3. 3.Laboratory Polymers, Biopolymers, Organic materialsUniversity of MonastirMonastirTunisia
  4. 4.Department of Physics, Faculty of ScienceUniversity Chouaib DoukkaliEL JadidaMoroccoo

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