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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2012
  • pp: 644–649

Tailoring the optical constants of diamond by ion implantation

M. A. Draganski, E. Finkman, B. C. Gibson, B. A. Fairchild, K. Ganesan, N. Nabatova-Gabain, S. Tomljenovic-Hanic, A. D. Greentree, and S. Prawer  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 2, Issue 5, pp. 644-649 (2012)

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We study the effect of 30 keV gallium ion implantation on the optical properties of diamond, as determined using spectroscopic ellipsometry. We find that the refractive index of the implanted layer can be either lower, or higher, than that of pristine diamond, depending on the implantation dose. This observation provides a new route to optical device fabrication in diamond using focused ion beam methods. In particular, in the low dose regime, lowering of the refractive index would allow for core-cladding type structures to be defined where the core has not interacted with the beam, and is hence undamaged by the implantation.

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OCIS Codes
(120.4530) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical constants
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(310.3840) Thin films : Materials and process characterization
(240.2130) Optics at surfaces : Ellipsometry and polarimetry

ToC Category:
Thin Films

Original Manuscript: March 9, 2012
Revised Manuscript: April 4, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 4, 2012
Published: April 17, 2012

M. A. Draganski, E. Finkman, B. C. Gibson, B. A. Fairchild, K. Ganesan, N. Nabatova-Gabain, S. Tomljenovic-Hanic, A. D. Greentree, and S. Prawer, "Tailoring the optical constants of diamond by ion implantation," Opt. Mater. Express 2, 644-649 (2012)

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