Prediction of two-photon absorption properties for organic chromophores using time-dependent density-functional theory

Artëm Masunov, Sergei Tretiak

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Abstract

In this benchmark study, time-dependent density-functional theory (TDDFT) is applied to calculate one- and two-photon absorption spectra (related to linear and third-order optical responses, respectively) in a series of large donor- acceptor substituted conjugated molecules. Calculated excitation energies corresponding to one- and two-photon-absorption maxima are found to be in excellent agreement with experiment. The evaluated two-photon-absorption cross sections agree with experimental data as well. We conclude that the TDDFT approach is a numerically efficient method for quantitative calculations of resonant nonlinear polarizabilities in large organic chromophores.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)899-907
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry B
Volume108
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jan 2004
Externally publishedYes

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