The Outlook for Diamond in Raman Laser Applications

Abstract

Efficient and practical Raman lasers based on single crystal diamond are now realizable owing to the availability of optical quality crystals grown by chemical vapour deposition. In this paper, the performance characteristics of diamond Raman lasers is summarized and the results compared to other materials. The outlook for diamond Raman lasers is discussed and key challenges for material development highlighted.

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Mildren, R.P. The Outlook for Diamond in Raman Laser Applications. MRS Online Proceedings Library 1203, 1301 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1557/PROC-1203-J13-01

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