- Feb 28, 2008
Their excellent optical properties have long been known, and there have been significant efforts around the globe to demonstrate diamond (diode) lasers for more than 15 years.
the growth is by thin film deposition. the team i work with makes DLC coatings all the time. there are many ways it can be done but the most popular ways is hitting a piece of carbon with a very high peak power and very tightly focused microsecond pulsed laser (like a q-switched 4th harmonic YAG, or Excimer).GooeyGus said:hmmm a diamond diode laser.... Maybe because they can 'grow' the diamond into the diode much as the 'grow' the other materials on the die now? (at least that is my understanding of how they can do it... I could be totally wrong but I remember hearing something about growing something right on the die itself)