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Development of high quality single crystal diamond for novel laser applications
Author(s): Ian Friel; Sarah L. Geoghegan; Daniel J. Twitchen; Geoffrey A. Scarsbrook
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Paper Abstract

The extreme properties of diamond make it an exceptional material for a range of demanding optical applications. However, the use of single crystal diamond in lasers has been limited by the availability of suitably-sized crystals with low absorption, and the relatively high levels of strain-related birefringence present. We present recent progress in CVD diamond synthesis which addresses these properties, and show how this new high quality, engineered diamond is enabling novel laser technologies such as mid-IR semiconductor disk lasers and high efficiency diamond Raman lasers.

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Date Published: 12 October 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7838, Optics and Photonics for Counterterrorism and Crime Fighting VI and Optical Materials in Defence Systems Technology VII, 783819 (12 October 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.864981
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Ian Friel, Element Six (UK) Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Sarah L. Geoghegan, Element Six (UK) Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Daniel J. Twitchen, Element Six (UK) Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Geoffrey A. Scarsbrook, Element Six (UK) Ltd. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7838:
Optics and Photonics for Counterterrorism and Crime Fighting VI and Optical Materials in Defence Systems Technology VII
Colin Lewis; Roberto Zamboni; François Kajzar; Doug Burgess; Emily M. Heckman, Editor(s)

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