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This is the first comprehensive book on the engineering of diamond optical devices. It will give readers an up-to-date account of the properties of optical quality synthetic diamond (single crystal, nanodiamond and polycrystalline) and reviews the large and growing field of engineering of diamond-based optical devices, with applications in quantum computation, nano-imaging, high performance lasers, and biomedicine. It aims to provide scientists, engineers and physicists with a valuable resource and reference book for the design and performance of diamond-based optical devices.
Rich Mildren is Associate Professor and Australian Research Council Future Fellow at the Macquarie University?s Department of Physics, Australia. He obtained his PhD in the plasma kinetics of high power metal vapor lasers in 1997. His postdoctoral research has included laser ? plasma interactions, power scaling of copper vapor lasers and in wavelengths versatile solid-state lasers. In 2005-2008, he joined Med-Aesthetic Solutions International Pty Ltd to lead R&D of high energy wavelength-switchable lasers for skin treatment applications. Since returning to Macquarie University in 2008, he has pioneered research in diamond Raman lasers. He has over 150 publications and several patents.
James Rabeau is Associate Professor and Australian Research Council Future Fellow in the Department of Physics at Macquarie University, Sydney. He obtained his PhD research from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland in diamond chemical vapour deposition and cavity ring-down spectroscopy of diamond forming plasmas. He moved to the University of Melbourne for a post-doctoral fellowship where he continued his research in diamond synthesis and applications of single colour centres. He joined Macquarie University in Sydney in 2007 and has built an international reputation for diamond based applications in quantum science and biological imaging.
Table of Contents
1 Introduction 2 Review of the optical properties of diamond 3 Properties of CVD-grown high optical quality material 4 Properties of HPHT-grown high optical quality material 5 Doping Techniques 6 Color centres, physics and applications 7 Semiconductor emitting devices 8 Linear optics 9 Raman lasers 10 Quantum optical technologies 11 Integrated optical structures; waveguides and micro-devices 12 Thermal management in optical systems 13 Laser processing 14 Nanodiamond spectroscopy in biomedicine