Title

Optical absorption, depolarization, and scatter of epitaxial single-crystal chemical-vapor-deposited diamond at 1.064 mu m

Authors

Authors

G. Turri; Y. Chen; M. Bass; D. Orchard; J. E. Butler; S. Magana; T. Feygelson; D. Thiel; K. Fourspring; R. V. Dewees; J. M. Bennett; J. Pentony; S. Hawkins; M. Baronowski; A. Guenthner; M. D. Seltzer; D. C. Harris;C. M. Stickley

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Opt. Eng.

Keywords

diamond; calorimetry; polarization; scattering; CVD DIAMOND; HEAT; WINDOWS; Optics

Abstract

Epitaxial single-crystal chemical-vapor-deposited diamond with (100) crystal orientation is obtained from Element Six (Ascot, United Kingdom) and Apollo Diamond (Boston, Massachusetts). Both companies supply 5 x 5-mm squares with thicknesses of 0.35 to 1.74 mm. Element Six also provides disks with a state of the art diameter of 10 to 11 mm and a thickness of 1.0 mm. The absorption coefficient measured by laser calorimetry at 1.064 mu m is 0.003 cm(-1) for squares from Element Six and 0.07 cm(-1) for squares from Apollo. One Apollo specimen has an absorption coefficient near those of the Element Six material. Absorption coefficients of Element Six disks are 0.008 to 0.03 cm(-1). Each square specimen can be rotated between orientations that produce minimum or maximum loss of polarization of a 1.064-mu m laser beam transmitted through the diamond. Minimum loss is in the range 0 to 11% (mean = 5%) and maximum loss is 8 to 27% (mean= 17%). Element Six disks produce a loss of polarization in the range 0 to 4%, depending on the angle of rotation of the disk. Part of the 0.04 to 0.6% total integrated optical scatter in the forward hemisphere at 1.064 mu m can be attributed to surface roughness. (C) 2007 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers.

Journal Title

Optical Engineering

Volume

46

Issue/Number

6

Publication Date

1-1-2007

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

10

WOS Identifier

WOS:000247813000009

ISSN

0091-3286

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