Optical third harmonic generation in organic liquids Academic Article uri icon


  • The efficiency for third harmonic conversion in pure organic liquids is found to be a factor of 100 larger than for fused silica. The liquids studied have large absorption cross sections which can be empirically related to the third harmonic conversion. The data suggest that high absorption cross sections increase the third harmonic conversion. The pure organic compounds studied indicate that this class of compounds can provide new and efficient media for harmonic generation. 1971.

published proceedings

  • Optics Communications

author list (cited authors)

  • Topp, M. R., Jones, R. P., & Rentzepis, P. M.

citation count

  • 4

complete list of authors

  • Topp, MR||Jones, RP||Rentzepis, PM

publication date

  • June 1971