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Strong enhancement of second harmonic generation in 2-methyl-4-nitroaniline nanofibers

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Abstract

An effective control of the second harmonic generation (SHG) efficiency in electrospun nanofibers of nonlinear optically active 2-methyl-4-nitroaniline and carrier polymer poly(L-lactic acid) (MNA-PLLA) is presented. The SHG efficiency of the MNA-PLLA fibers strongly depends on the diameter of the nanofibers and can be increased up to an order of magnitude by controlling the electrospinning processing parameters. For optimal electrospinning process conditions, MNA-PLLA nanofibers with an effective nonlinear optical coefficient that is two orders of magnitude greater than the counterpart bulk powder MNA may be obtained. The work can be used as a guideline for the manufacture of nanophotonic devices.

Graphical abstract: Strong enhancement of second harmonic generation in 2-methyl-4-nitroaniline nanofibers

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Submitted
30 Mar 2012
Accepted
15 Jun 2012
First published
19 Jun 2012

Nanoscale, 2012,4, 4978-4982
Article type
Paper

Strong enhancement of second harmonic generation in 2-methyl-4-nitroaniline nanofibers

D. Isakov, E. de Matos Gomes, M. S. Belsley, B. Almeida and N. Cerca, Nanoscale, 2012, 4, 4978
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR30771E

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