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Optical Properties Of Microcrystalline CVD Diamond
Author(s): Peter Taborek
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Paper Abstract

Diamond has many properties that make it a promising candidate for demanding optical applications. Recently, it has become possible to grow polycrystalline diamond films at relatively low temperature and pressure using chemical vapor deposition (CVD) techniques with growth rates exceeding 50 μm per hour. This development may make diamond optical elements economically feasible. Unfortunately, CVD diamond films are rough on optical length scales, which causes considerable surface scattering. The surface roughness must be eliminated before meaningful optical measurements can be performed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 September 1989
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1112, Window and Dome Technologies and Materials, (11 September 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960780
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Peter Taborek, Texas Instruments Incorporated (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1112:
Window and Dome Technologies and Materials
Paul Klocek, Editor(s)

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