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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1141–1145

Two- and three-photon absorption in chemical vapor deposition diamond

Martin Kozák, František Trojánek, Branislav Dzurňák, and Petr Malý  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 29, Issue 5, pp. 1141-1145 (2012)

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We report on the nonlinear optical properties (absorption and refraction) of monocrystalline chemical vapor deposition diamond studied by photoluminescence and Z-scan measurements. The studied spectral interval 2.8–6.2 eV can be divided into three regions in which the one-, two- and three-photon absorption (1PA, 2PA, 3PA) dominate. We obtained the values of 2PA and 3PA coefficients of diamond ( α 2 = 0.9 cm / GW at 4 eV and α 3 = 2.3 × 10 4 cm 3 / GW 2 at 3.1 eV) and of the nonlinear refractive index ( 8 × 10 7 cm 2 / GW at 2.9 eV) for several irradiation photon energies. We interpret the measured spectral dependence of nonlinear absorption coefficients in terms of direct and indirect multiphoton absorption.

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OCIS Codes
(160.6000) Materials : Semiconductor materials
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4180) Nonlinear optics : Multiphoton processes

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: October 19, 2011
Revised Manuscript: December 8, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 12, 2011
Published: May 1, 2012

Martin Kozák, František Trojánek, Branislav Dzurňák, and Petr Malý, "Two- and three-photon absorption in chemical vapor deposition diamond," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29, 1141-1145 (2012)

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