Abstract

The third-order optical nonlinearities of two metallotetrabenzoporphyrins and a platinum poly-yne dissolved in tetrahydrofuran were measured by using picosecond and nanosecond laser pulses. The pulse-width-dependent measurements indicated that excited-state absorption was present in both classes of material along with nonresonant two-photon absorption.

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