Scientific Results

Evidence of Light Guiding in Ion-Implanted Diamond

Year: 2010

Authors: Lagomarsino S., Olivero P., Bosia F., Vannoni M., Calusi S., Giuntini L., Massi M.

Autors Affiliation: Department of Energetics University of Firenze and INFN, Via S.Marta 3, 50136 Italy;
Experimental Physics Department and Nanostructured Interfaces and Surfaces Centre of Excellence, University of Torino and INFN, via P. Giuria 1, 10125 Torino, Italy;
CNR, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, Largo E. Fermi 6, 50125 Arcetri, Firenze, Italy
Physics Department and INFN Sezione di Firenze, University of Firenze, via Sansone 1, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Firenze, Italy

Abstract: We demonstrate the feasibility of fabricating light-waveguiding microstructures in bulk single-crystal diamond by means of direct ion implantation with a scanning microbeam, resulting in the modulation of the refractive index of the ion-beam damaged crystal. Direct evidence of waveguiding through such buried microchannels is obtained with a phase-shift micro-interferometric method allowing the study of the multimodal structure of the propagating electromagnetic field. The possibility of defining optical and photonic structures by direct ion writing opens a range of new possibilities in the design of quantum-optical devices in bulk single-crystal diamond.


Volume: 105 (23)      Pages from: 233903  to: 233903

More Information: This work was financially supported in the framework of the INFN experiment FARE. The authors are grateful to Anna Sytchkova and Andrea Sordini for the optical characterization of the samples.
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.105.233903

Citations: 34
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