Optical Properties of Diamond
Diamond is transparent from the UV (225 nm) to the far infrared. Only minor absorption bands exist resulting from two-phonon absorption between 2.5 and 6.5 µm. This makes diamond an ideal material for multispectral optical applications. Diamond’s optical properties are...Read more
Due to the inherent transparency of diamond across a wide wavelength range, optical methods of characterization have long been the go-to methods for characterizing inclusions, impurities, and color-causing defects. Except for diamond window applications, it is usually these features that make the diamond most interesting or valuable.
Diamond’s potential as an electronic material has become legendary by virtue of its wide band gap (5.5eV), high carrier mobility, breakdown field, saturation velocity, and thermal conductivity. If this potential can be realized, diamond is ideally suited as the material Read more…