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Diamond Raman Lasers Gain Efficiency

Patricia Daukantas

Two Australian scientists have created a diamond Raman laser with a conversion efficiency of 63.5 percent—the best yet.

Scatterings imageMacquarie graduate student Alex Sabella (left) and photonics researcher Richard Mildren.

Since the advent of high-optical-quality synthetic diamonds a few years ago, researchers have been developing lasers that exploit the material’s superior properties. Now, two Australian scientists have created a diamond Raman laser with a conversion efficiency of 63.5 percent—the best yet.

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Publish Date: 01 December 2009


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