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Molecular Data Submission Instructions

Please read instructions carefully before making a submission.

Copy and paste the form below into any text editor. Complete a separate form for EACH molecule.
All measurements that have an experimental uncertainty greater than 1% must state the uncertainty. The measurement of nonlinearities is a complex task, so it is not possible to make a form that covers all potential possibilities. Thus, feel free to provide additional information if need be. It is acceptable to leave blank items.

Anyone can make a submission, not just authors of a paper. If some of the information requested is not in the publication quoted in line 16, but is known to the submitter from lab books or other sources, please make a note of the source. If the source is multiple publications, please list them all in line 16.

After you have competed the submission process, please email the forms as an attachment, along with the jpeg files, to and state "NLO data" in the subject line.

Note that we will be improving these forms as we get more feedback, so we apologize in advance for difficulties. Also, please be patient as we tabulate the data. This may take quite some time.

You will be contacted if there are questions about your submission.

Form for submitting data

  1. Your full name:

  2. Your email address:

  3. Molecule name using IUPAC Nomenclature:

  4. Abbreviated name of the molecule (e.g. DR1, ISQ):

  5. Wavelength of maximum absorption in nanometers:

  6. Wavelength of second peak in nanometers (if known):

  7. Number of electrons:

  8. Dressed off-resonant hyperpolarizability beta_0 in esu units (state which tensor component, if appropriate):

  9. Dressed off-resonant hyperpolarizability beta_0 in esu units (state which tensor component, if appropriate):

  10. Other dressed values (TPA cross-section on resonance, higher order nonlinearity, etc.):

  11. Solvent used in measurement (if in solid solution such as doped polymer, state this):

  12. Refractive index of bulk material in which measurement was made:

  13. Estimated vacuum values of the quantities in lines 7 through 9:

  14. Local field model used in obtaining the values in 12:

  15. Measurement technique used:

  16. Citation(s) to original work that reports the results. Please use the form, I. M. Author, U. R. Not, "Title," volume, start page or article number (year) ) :

  17. Hyperlink(s) to page where paper can be downloaded:

  18. Make a jpeg file with the molecular structure and include it with your submission. Enter name of jpeg file here:

  19. Additional notes and comments: