, Volume 65, Issue 5, pp 871–879

Thin films of metal-organic compounds and metal nanoparticle-embedded polymers for nonlinear optical applications


  • S. Philip Anthony
    • School of ChemistryUniversity of Hyderabad
  • Shatabdi Porel
    • School of ChemistryUniversity of Hyderabad
  • D. Narayana Rao
    • School of PhysicsUniversity of Hyderabad
  • T. P. Radhakrishnan
    • School of ChemistryUniversity of Hyderabad

DOI: 10.1007/BF02704087

Cite this article as:
Anthony, S.P., Porel, S., Rao, D.N. et al. Pramana - J Phys (2005) 65: 871. doi:10.1007/BF02704087


Thin films based on two very different metal-organic systems are developed and some nonlinear optical applications are explored. A family of zinc complexes which form perfectly polar assemblies in their crystalline state are found to organize as uniaxially oriented crystallites in vapor deposited thin films on glass substrate. Optical second harmonic generation from these films is investigated. A simple protocol is developed for thein-situ fabrication of highly monodisperse silver nanoparticles in a polymer film matrix. The methodology can be used to produce free-standing films. Optical limiting capability of the nanoparticle-embedded polymer film is demonstrated


Polar crystaluniaxial orientational orderthin filmsecond harmonic generationsilver nanoparticlepolyvinyl alcoholfree-standing filmoptical limiter



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