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Title: Why does diamond absorb infra-red radiation?
Authors: Davies, G
Mainwood, A
Piccirillo, C
Lewis, KL
Mollart, TP
NESLADEK, Milos
REMES, Zdenek
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: WILEY-V C H VERLAG GMBH
Citation: PHYSICA STATUS SOLIDI A-APPLIED RESEARCH, 193(3). p. 442-447
Abstract: Diamond is being increasingly used as a window for transmitting infra-red radiation. We show here that absorption at the important (CO2 laser) wavelength of 10.6 mum involves the simultaneous destruction and creation of phonons. Its strong temperature dependence in the range 300 K < T < 650. K is accurately described, without any adjustable parameters, in terms of three main components: the destruction of one phonon of 335 cm(-1) and the creation of a second of 1275 cm(-1); the shift to lower energy of the phonons; and a three-phonon process involving the destruction of one and the creation of two phonons. The analysis demonstrates why diamond has to be effectively cooled when used for the windows of a high-power CO2 laser.
Notes: Univ London Kings Coll, Dept Phys, London WC2R 2LS, England. QinetiQ, Malvern WR14 3PS, Worcs, England. Univ Limburg, Mat Res Inst, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium.Davies, G, Univ London Kings Coll, Dept Phys, London WC2R 2LS, England.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/2512
DOI: 10.1002/1521-396X(200210)193:3<442::AID-PSSA442>3.0.CO;2-T
ISI #: 000179076900010
ISSN: 0031-8965
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2003
Appears in Collections: Materials Physics
Institute for Materials Research

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