Polymer that exhibits an optical effect brought about by electromagnetic radiation such that the magnitude of the effect is not proportional to the irradiance.
- An example of non-linear optical effects is the generation of higher harmonics of the incident light wave.
- A polymer that exhibits a @N04197@ due to anisotropic electric susceptibilities when subjected to electric field together with light @I03255@ is called an electro-optical polymer. A polymer that exhibits electro-optical behavior combined with @P04591@ is called a photo-refractive polymer.
non-linear optical effect