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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2012
  • pp: 671–673

Spectroscopic measurement of the refractive index of ion-implanted diamond

Alfio Battiato, Federico Bosia, Simone Ferrari, Paolo Olivero, Anna Sytchkova, and Ettore Vittone  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 4, pp. 671-673 (2012)

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We present the results of variable-angle spectroscopic ellipsometry and transmittance measurements to determine the variation of the complex refractive index of ion-implanted single-crystal diamond. An increase is found in both real and imaginary parts at increasing damage densities. The index depth variation is determined in the whole wavelength range between 250 and 1690 nm. The dependence from the vacancy density is evaluated, highlighting a deviation from linearity in the high-damage-density regime. A considerable increase (up to 5%) in the real part of the index is observed, attributed to an increase in polarizability, thus offering new microfabrication possibilities for waveguides and other photonic structures in diamond.

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OCIS Codes
(120.2130) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Ellipsometry and polarimetry
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(260.1180) Physical optics : Crystal optics
(300.1030) Spectroscopy : Absorption

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Original Manuscript: November 17, 2011
Revised Manuscript: December 29, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 29, 2011
Published: February 14, 2012

Alfio Battiato, Federico Bosia, Simone Ferrari, Paolo Olivero, Anna Sytchkova, and Ettore Vittone, "Spectroscopic measurement of the refractive index of ion-implanted diamond," Opt. Lett. 37, 671-673 (2012)

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