The wide use and promise of solid molecular systems are due to their flexible structures, simple low temperature crystal growth, and high operational parameters. Computer simulations of electrooptic interactions in these media have been widely used with good effect. In these calculations molecules are usually considered point dipoles (molecule-point approximation), their parameters are taken from free molecules, and summations over the crystal lattice (lattice sums) are done by the Ewald method.

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