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Nonlinear Optical Properties for Some Aliphatic Alcohols
M. Farhoud

An experimental study of the molecular optical anisotropy and nonlinear third-order polarizability of flexible n-alcohols in neat liquids has been carried out. The temperature dependence of induced birefringence in n-Hexanol, n-Heptanol, n-Octanol, n-Decanol and n-Dodecanol in the temperature range (283-310k) are reported. The refractive indices of the liquids were also measured at the same temperature range. The microscopic parameters of the molecular liquids such as Kerr constants, mean nonlinear polarizability, and effective optical anisotropy have been calculated. The magnitude of Kerr effect was found to be evidently dependent on the number and distribution of bonds in molecules.

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