Time-dependent density functional theory calculations are presented for the excitation energies and oscillator strengths of the title mixed sandwich. They prove to agree very well with the experimental data, providing that an accurate description of the salient features of the UV−vis spectrum is given. The nature of the excitations, intraligand (excitonic) or interligand (charge-resonance), is discussed and compared to previous theoretical deductions for bisporphyrins. An experimental measurement of the first hyperpolarizability β (−2ω; ω, ω), related to a second harmonic generation, yielded a large, negative β at ω = 0.65 eV and, by extrapolation, also a large, negative static value. This suggests that this complex has very interesting nonlinear optical properties. Our calculations, however, show β to have a pole very close to the laser frequency used in the experiment, with large, negative β values only in its vicinity. Off-resonance values of β at ω < 0.6 eV are small and positive.

A Density Functional Study of the optical Spectra and Nonlinear Optical Properties of Heteroleptic Tetrapyrrole Sandwich Complexes: the Porphyrinato-Porphyrazinato-Zirconium(IV) Complex as a Case study

RICCIARDI, Giampaolo;ROSA, Angela Maria;
2000

Abstract

Time-dependent density functional theory calculations are presented for the excitation energies and oscillator strengths of the title mixed sandwich. They prove to agree very well with the experimental data, providing that an accurate description of the salient features of the UV−vis spectrum is given. The nature of the excitations, intraligand (excitonic) or interligand (charge-resonance), is discussed and compared to previous theoretical deductions for bisporphyrins. An experimental measurement of the first hyperpolarizability β (−2ω; ω, ω), related to a second harmonic generation, yielded a large, negative β at ω = 0.65 eV and, by extrapolation, also a large, negative static value. This suggests that this complex has very interesting nonlinear optical properties. Our calculations, however, show β to have a pole very close to the laser frequency used in the experiment, with large, negative β values only in its vicinity. Off-resonance values of β at ω < 0.6 eV are small and positive.
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