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Diamond Laser Group

Publications

2024

Adam. O. Sharp, David J. Spence, and Richard P. Mildren. "Reconfigurable crystal Brillouin laser for linewidth narrowing and microwave spaced frequency combs." In Solid State Lasers XXXIII: Technology and Devices, vol. 12864, pp. 247-249. SPIE, 2024. Access

2023

Mojtaba Moshkani, James E. Downes, Richard P. Mildren, "Precision sub-monolayer manipulation of diamond surface chemistry using laser direct write oxidation in air," Appl. Phys. Lett. 123, 261602 (2023) Access

Duo Jin, Zhenxu Bai, Yifu Chen, Wenqiang Fan, Yulei Wang, Zhiwei Lü, and Richard P. Mildren. "Intrinsic cascade-free intramode scattering Brillouin laser." APL Photonics 8, no. 8 (2023). Open Access

D. Jin, Z. Bai, Y. Chen, W. Fan, J. Ke, Y. Wang, Z. Lü, R.P. Mildren "A narrow-linewidth high-power fused silica Brillouin laser," Appl. Phys. Lett. 123, 051109 (2023) Open Access

Hui Chen, Zhenxu Bai, Yunpeng Cai, Xuezong Yang, Jie Ding, Yaoyao Qi, Bingzheng Yan et al. "Order controllable enhanced stimulated Brillouin scattering utilizing cascaded diamond Raman conversion." Applied Physics Letters 122, no. 9 (2023). Access

Jin, Duo, Zhenxu Bai, Zhongan Zhao, Yifu Chen, Wenqiang Fan, Yulei Wang, Richard P. Mildren, and Zhiwei Lü. "Linewidth narrowing in free-space-running diamond Brillouin lasers." High Power Laser Science and Engineering 11 (2023): e47. Open Access

Muye Li, Yuxiang Sun, Huawei Jiang, Richard P. Mildren, Ondrej Kitzler, and David J. Spence. "Secondary Raman and Brillouin mode suppression in two-and three-mirror-cavity diamond Raman lasers." Optics Express 31, no. 5 (2023): 8622-8631. Open Access

Duo Jin, Zhenxu Bai, Muye Li, Xuezong Yang, Yulei Wang, Richard P. Mildren, and Zhiwei Lu, "Modeling and characterization of high-power single frequency free-space Brillouin lasers" Opt. Express 31(2), 2942-2955 (2023) Open Access

Douglas J. Little, Richard L. Pahlavani, and Richard P. Mildren "Modulation depth and bandwidth analysis of planar thermo-optic diamond actuators",Opt. Express 31(1), 153-162 (2023) Open Access

2022

N Vermeulen, D Espinosa, A Ball, JM Ballato, P Boucaud, G Boudebs, CLAV Campos, PD Dragic, A Gomes, MJ Huttunen, N Kinsey, RP Mildren, D Neshev, L Padilha, M Pu, R Secondo, E Tokunaga, D Turchinovich, J Yan, K Yvind, K Dolgaleva, E van Stryland, "Post-2000 nonlinear optical materials and measurements: Data tables and best practices",Journal of Physics: Photonics, 2022 Open Access

Yuxiang Sun, Muye Li, Ondrej Kitzler, Richard Paul Mildren, Zhenxu Bai, Hongchao Zhang, Jian Lu, Yan Feng and Xuezong Yang, "Stable high-efficiency continuous-wave diamond Raman laser at 1178 nm" Laser Phys. Lett. 19 125001 Link

Jin, Duo, Zhenxu Bai, Zhiwei Lu, Rong Fan, ZhongAn Zhao, Xuezong Yang, Yulei Wang, and Richard P. Mildren. "22.5-W narrow-linewidth diamond Brillouin laser at 1064 nm." Optics Letters 47, no. 20 (2022): 5360-5363. Access

Sun, Yuxiang, Muye Li, Richard Paul Mildren, Zhenxu Bai, Hongchao Zhang, Jian Lu, Yan Feng, and Xuezong Yang. "High-power continuous-wave single-frequency diamond Raman laser at 1178 nm." Applied Physics Letters 121, no. 14 (2022): 141104. Open Access

Bai, Zhenxu, Zhongan Zhao, Xiaojing Chen, Yaoyao Qi, Jie Ding, Bingzheng Yan, Yulei Wang, Zhiwei Lu, and Richard P. Mildren. "A Lorentzian narrow-linewidth demodulation scheme based on a short fiber delayed self-heterodyne technique." Applied Physics Express 15, no. 10 (2022): 106502. Open Access

Zhongan Zhao, Zhenxu Bai, Duo Jin, Yaoyao Qi, Jie Ding, Bingzheng Yan, Yulei Wang, Zhiwei Lu, and Richard P. Mildren, "Narrow laser-linewidth measurement using short delay self-heterodyne interferometry," Opt. Express 30, 30600-30610 (2022) Open Access

Hui Chen, Zhenxu Bai, Xuezong Yang, Jie Ding, Yaoyao Qi, Bingzheng Yan, Yulei Wang, Zhiwei Lu, and Richard P. Mildren, "Enhanced stimulated Brillouin scattering utilizing Raman conversion in diamond," Appl. Phys. Lett. 120, 181103 (2022) Open Access

E. Granados, G. Stoikos, D. T. Echarri, K. Chrysalidis, V. N. Fedosseev, C. Granados, V. Leask, B. A. Marsh, and R. P. Mildren , "Tunable spectral squeezers based on monolithically integrated diamond Raman resonators", Appl. Phys. Lett. 120, 151101 (2022). Open Access

E. Granados, C. Granados, R. Ahmed, K. Chrysalidis, V.N. Fedosseev, B.A. Marsh, S.G. Wilkins, R.P. Mildren, and D.J. Spence, "Spectral synthesis of multimode lasers to the Fourier limit in integrated Fabry–Perot diamond resonators," Optica 9, 317-324 (2022). Open Access

Helen Zhi Jie Zeng, Minh Anh Phan Ngyuen, Xiaoyu Ai, Adam Bennet, Alexander S. Solnstev, Arne Laucht, Ali Al-Juboori, Milos Toth, Richard P. Mildren, Robert Malaney, and Igor Aharonovich, "Integrated room temperature single-photon source for quantum key distribution," Opt. Lett. 47(7), 1673-1676 (2022). Open Access Editor's Pick

2021

Xuezong Yang, Zhenxu Bai, Dijun Chen, Weibiao Chen, Yan Feng, and Richard P. Mildren, "Widely-tunable single-frequency diamond Raman laser," Opt. Express. 29(18), 29449-29457 (2021). Open Access

X Yang, Z Bai, H Jiang, RP Mildren, Y Feng, "A narrow-linewidth linearly-polarized 1018 nm fiber source for pumping diamond Raman laser," Frontiers in Physics 2021

Muye Li, Ondrej Kitzler, Richard P. Mildren, and David J. Spence, "Modelling and characterisation of continuous wave resonantly pumped diamond Raman lasers" Opt. Express 29(12), 18427-18436, (2021). Open Access

D.J. Little, O. Kitzler, S. Abedi, A. Alias, A. Gilchrist, R.P. Mildren, "Quantum-randomized polarization of laser pulses derived from zero-point motion of diamond" Opt. Express 29(2), 894-902, (2021). Open Access

D.T. Echarri, R.P. Mildren, S.M. Olaizola, and E. Granados. "Cascaded Stokes polarization conversion in cubic Raman crystals." Optics Express 29, no. 1: 291-304. (2021). Open Access

S Raman Nair, LJ Rogers, DJ Spence, RP Mildren, F Jelezko, AD Greentree, T Volz and J Jeske, "Absorptive laser threshold magnetometry: combining visible diamond Raman lasers and nitrogen-vacancy centres," Materials for Quantum Technology 1 (2), 025003. Open Access

Z Bai, Z Zhang, K Wang, J Gao, Z Zhang, X Yang, Y Wang, Z Lu, RP Mildren, "Comprehensive Thermal Analysis of Diamond in a High-Power Raman Cavity Based on FVM-FEM Coupled Method," Nanomaterials 11 (6), 1572. Open Access

2020

Amanuel M. Berhane, Christopher G. Baldwin, Keri Liang, Mojtaba Moshkani, Christopher Lustri, James Downes, Catherine Stampfl, Richard P. Mildren, "Morphogenesis of mesoscopic surface patterns formed in polarized two-photon etching of diamond," Carbon, vol. 173, 271-285, (2020). Open Access

S. Antipov, R.J. Williams, A. Sabella, O. Kitzler, A. Berhane, D.J. Spence, and R.P. Mildren. "Analysis of a thermal lens in a diamond Raman laser operating at 1.1 kW output power." Optics Express 28, no. 10 (2020): 15232-15239. Open Access

C. G. Baldwin, J. E. Downes, and R. P. Mildren "Enhanced etch rate of deep-UV laser induced etching of diamond in low pressure conditions," Appl. Phys. Lett. 117, 111601 (2020) Open Access

D.T. Echarri, K. Chrysalidis, V.N. Fedosseev, B.A. Marsh, R.P. Mildren, S.M. Olaizola, D.J. Spence, S.G. Wilkins, and E. Granados, "Broadly tunable linewidth-invariant Raman Stokes comb for selective resonance photoionization," Opt. Express 28(6), 8589-8600 (2020)

Z. Bai, R.J. Williams, O. Kitzler, S. Sarang, D.J. Spence, Y. Wang, Z. Lu, and R.P. Mildren. "Diamond Brillouin laser in the visible." APL Photonics 5, no. 3, 031301 (2020).

X. Yang, O. Kitzler, D.J. Spence, Z. Bai, Y. Feng, and R.P. Mildren, "Diamond Sodium Guide Star Laser." Optics Letters vol. 45, 1898-1901 (2020)

2019

K. Chrysalidis, V.N. Fedosseev, B.A. Marsh, R.P. Mildren, D.J. Spence, K.D.A. Wendt, S.G. Wilkins, and E. Granados, "Continuously tunable diamond Raman laser for resonance laser ionization." Optics Letters 44, No. 16, pp. 3924-3927 (2019). Editor's Pick

O. Kitzler, D.J. Spence and R.P. Mildren, "Generalised theory of polarisation modes for resonators containing birefringence and anisotropic gain," Optics Express, 27(12), 17209-17220, (2019).

S. Antipov, A. Sabella, R.J. Williams, O. Kitzler, D.J. Spence, and R.P. Mildren "1.2  kW quasi-steady-state diamond Raman laser pumped by an M2 = 15 beam," Opt. Lett. 44(10), 2506-2509 (2019).

S. Sarang, O. Kitzler, O. Lux, Z. Bai, R.J. Williams, D.J. Spence, and R.P. Mildren. "Single-longitudinal-mode diamond laser stabilization using polarization-dependent Raman gain." OSA Continuum 2, no. 4, 1028-1038, (2019).

L. Weston, J. E. Downes, C. G. Baldwin, E. Granados, S. Tawfik, X. Y. Cui, C. Stampfl and R. P. Mildren, "Photochemical etching of carbonyl groups from a carbon matrix: The (001) diamond surface," Phys Rev. Lett., vol. 122, 016802, (2019).

Al-Baiaty, Zahraa, Felix Hahl, Sarath R. Nair, Lachlan Rogers, Brant C. Gibson, Richard P. Mildren, Thomas Volz, Jan Jeske, and Andrew D. Greentree. "Nitrogen vacancy centres in diamond for laser threshold magnetometry." In Biophotonics Australasia 2019, vol. 11202, pp. 31-34. SPIE, 2019.

X. Yang, O. Kitzler, D.J. Spence, R.J. Williams, Z. Bai, S. Sarang, L. Zhang, Y. Feng and R.P. Mildren. "Single-frequency 620 nm diamond laser at high power, stabilized via harmonic self-suppression and spatial-hole-burning-free gain." Optics Letters 44, no. 4, 839-842 (2019). Editor's Pick

2018

Robert Williams, Zhenxu Bai, Soumya Sarang, Ondrej Kitzler, David J. Spence, and Richard P. Mildren. "Diamond Brillouin Lasers." arXiv preprint arXiv:1807.00240 (2018).

Can Cui, Yulei Wang, Zhiwei Lu, Hang Yuan, Yue Wang, Yi Chen, Qingzheng Wang, Zhenxu Bai, and Richard P. Mildren. "Demonstration of 2.5 J, 10 Hz, nanosecond laser beam combination system based on non-collinear Brillouin amplification." Optics Express 26(25), 32717-32727 (2018)

Z. Bai, R. J.Williams, O. Kitzler, S. Sarang, D.J. Spence and R. P. Mildren, "302 W quasi-continuous cascaded diamond Raman laser at 1.5 microns with large brightness enhancement," Opt. Express 26(16), 19797-19803 (2018).

R. J. Williams, O. Kitzler, Z. Bai, S. Sarang, H. Jasbeer, A. McKay, S. Antipov, O. Lux, D. J. Spence, and R.P. Mildren, "High Power Diamond Raman Lasers," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quant., vol. 24, No. 5, 1602214 (14 pages), (2018). Open Access

Z. Bai, R. J.Williams, H. Jasbeer, S. Sarang, O. Kitzler, A. McKay, and R. P. Mildren, "Large brightness enhancement for quasi-continuous beams by diamond Raman laser conversion," Opt. Lett. 43(3), 563-566 (2018).

H. Jasbeer, R.J. Williams, O. Kitzler, A. McKay, and R. P. Mildren, "Wavelength diversification of high-power external cavity diamond Raman lasers using intracavity harmonic generation," Opt. Express 26, 1930-1941 (2018).

Z. Bai, H. Yuan, Z. Liu, P. Xu, Q. Gao, R. J. Williams, O. Kitzler, R. P. Mildren, Y. Wang, and Z. Lu, "Stimulated Brillouin scattering materials, experimental design and applications: A review," Optical Materials, vol. 75, pp. 626–645, 2018.

2017

A.M. McKay, D.J. Spence, D.W. Coutts, R.P. Mildren, "Diamond based concept for combining beams at very high powers," Laser and Photonics Reviews, vol. 11, 1600130, (2017)

O. Lux, R. J. Williams, S. Sarang, H. Jasbeer, A. McKay, O. Kitzler, and R. P. Mildren, "High-brightness and narrow-linewidth diamond Raman lasers," Proc. SPIE, vol. 10254, 102540B1-6, (2017)

O. Kitzler, J. Lin, H.M. Pask, R.P. Mildren, S.C. Webster, N. Hempler, G.P.A. Malcolm, and D.J. Spence, “Single-longitudinal-mode ring diamond Raman laser,” Optics Letters 42(7) 1229-1232 (2017)

A.M. McKay, A. Sabella and R.P. Mildren "Polarization conversion in cubic Raman crystals," Scientific Reports 7, 41702 (2017) Open Access

R.J. Williams, D.J. Spence, O. Lux, and R.P. Mildren, "High-power continuous-wave Raman frequency conversion from 1.06 µm to 1.49 µm in diamond," Opt. Express 25, 749-757 (2017)

2016

O. Lux, S. Sarang, R.J. Williams, A. McKay, and R.P. Mildren, "Single longitudinal mode diamond Raman laser in the eye-safe spectral region for water vapor detection," Opt. Express 24, 27812-27820 (2016)

S. Sarang, R.J. Williams, O. Lux, O. Kitzler, A. McKay, H. Jasbeer and R.P. Mildren, "High-gain 87 cm−1 Raman line of KYW and its impact on continuous-wave Raman laser operation," Opt. Express 24(19), 21463-21473 (2016).

O. Lux, S. Sarang, O. Kitzler, D.J. Spence, and R.P. Mildren, "Intrinsically stable high-power single-longitudinal-mode laser using spatial hole burning free gain," Optica, vol. 3, pp. 876-88, (2016).

H. Jasbeer, R.J. Williams, O. Kitzler, A. McKay, S. Sarang, J. Lin and R.P. Mildren, "Birefringence and piezo-Raman analysis of single crystal CVD diamond and effects on Raman laser performance," J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B, vol. 33, B56-64, (2016)

2015

A. Sabella, D.J. Spence, and R.P. Mildren, “Pump-Probe measurements of the Raman gain coefficient in crystals Using multi-longitudinal-mode beams,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron., vol. 51, no. 12, 1000108, (2015).

A. McKay, R.P. Mildren, D. W. Coutts, and D. J. Spence, "SRS in the strong-focusing regime for Raman amplifiers," Opt. Express, vol. 23, no. 11, pp. 15012–15020, (2015).

O. Kitzler, A. McKay, D.J. Spence and R.P. Mildren, "Modelling and Optimization of Continuous-Wave External Cavity Raman Lasers", Opt. Express, vol. 23, 8590-8602, (2015)

M. Murtagh, J. Lin, R. P. Mildren, G. McConnell, and D. J. Spence, "Efficient diamond Raman laser generating 65 fs pulses," Opt. Express, vol. 23, no. 12, pp. 15504–15513, (2015).

R.J. Williams, J. Nold, M. Strecker, O. Kitzler, A. McKay, T. Schreiber, and R.P. Mildren, “Efficient Raman frequency conversion of high-power fiber lasers in diamond,” Laser Photon. Rev., vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 405–411, (2015).

2014

R.J. Williams, A.M. McKay, O. Kitzler and R.P. Mildren, "Investigating diamond Raman lasers at the 100 W-level using quasi-cw pumping," Opt. Lett., vol. 39, 4152-4155 (2014)

A. Sabella, J.A. Piper, and R.P. Mildren, "Diamond Raman laser with continuously tuneable output from 3.38 to 3.80 microns," Opt. Lett., vol. 39, 4037-4040 (2014)

O. Lux, V. G. Ralchenko, A. P. Bolshakov, V. I. Konov, G. V Sharonov, A. Shirakawa, H. Yoneda, H. Rhee, H. J. Eichler, R. P. Mildren, and A. A. Kaminskii, "Multi-octave frequency comb generation by chi-(3) -nonlinear optical processes in CVD diamond at low temperatures," Laser Phys. Lett., vol. 11, p. 086101, (2014).

A. McKay, O. Kitzler and R.P. Mildren, "Simultaneous brightness enhancement and wavelength conversion to the eye-safe region in a high-power diamond Raman laser," Laser & Photonics Reviews, vol. 7, L37-L41, (2014).

M. Murtagh, J. Lin, R.P. Mildren, and D.J. Spence, "Ti:Sapphire-pumped diamond Raman laser with sub-100 fs pulse duration," Opt. Lett., vol. 39, 2975-2978 (2014).

C.G. Baldwin, J.E. Downes, C.J. McMahon, C. Bradac, and R.P. Mildren, "Nano-structuring and oxidation of diamond by novel two-photon UV surface excitation: An XPS and NEXAFS study," Phys. Rev B, vol. 89, 195422 (2014).

A. Lehmann, C. Bradac, and R. P. Mildren, "Two-photon polarization-selective etching of emergent nano-structures on diamond surfaces," Nature Commun. vol. 5, 3341 (2014)

A. McKay, O. Kitzler and R.P. Mildren, "Thermal lens evolution and compensation in a high power KGW Raman laser," Optics Express, vol. 22, 6707-6718 (2014).

A. McKay, O. Kitzler and R.P. Mildren, "High power tungstate-crystal Raman laser operating in the strong thermal lensing regime" Optics Express, vol. 11, 707-715, (2014)

A.M. Warrier, J. Lin, H.M. Pask, R.P. Mildren, D.W. Coutts, and D.J. Spence, "Highly efficient picosecond diamond Raman laser at 1240 and 1485 nm," Optics Express, vol. 22, 3325-3333 (2014).

2013

A. McKay, O. Kitzler, and  R. P. Mildren, "An efficient 14.5 W diamond Raman laser at high pulse repetition rate with first (1240 nm) and second (1485 nm) Stokes output," Laser Phys. Lett., 10, 105801 (2013).

R.P. Mildren, "Intrinsic optical properties of diamond," in Optical Engineering of Diamond (Wiley) pp1-34, (2013) Open Access

R.P. Mildren, A. Sabella, O. Kitzler, D.J. Spence and A. McKay, "Diamond Raman laser design, performance and prospects," in Optical Engineering of Diamond (Wiley), pp239-276 , (2013)

2012

O. Kitzler, A.M. McKay and R.P. Mildren, "Continuous-wave wavelength conversion for high power applications using an external cavity diamond Raman laser," Opt. Lett., 37, 2790-2792 (2012)

R.P. Mildren: Recent progress in diamond Raman lasers, in Diamond Electronics and Bioelectronics - Fundamentals to Applications III, edited by O. Williams, P. Bergonzo, R.B. Jackman, K.P. Loh, (Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. Volume 1395, Warrendale, PA, 2012). mrsf11-1395-n01-01 doi:10.1557/opl.2012.327 * Invited *

2011

A. Sabella, J.A. Piper, and R.P. Mildren, "Efficient conversion of a 1.064 um Nd:YAG laser to the eye-safe region using a diamond Raman laser," Opt. Express 19, 23554-23560 (2011)

R.P. Mildren, J.E. Downes, J.D. Brown, B.F. Johnston, E. Granados, D.J. Spence, A. Lehmann, L. Weston, and A. Bramble, "Characteristics of 2-photon ultraviolet laser etching of diamond," Opt. Mater. Express 1, 576-585 (2011)

E. Granados, D.J. Spence, and R.P. Mildren, "Deep ultraviolet diamond Raman laser," Optics Express, vol. 19, pp. 20422-20427.(2011)

R.P. Mildren "Side-pumped crystalline Raman laser," Opt. Lett. , 36, 235-237 (2011)

2010

A. Sabella, J.A. Piper and R.P. Mildren "1240nm diamond Raman laser operating near the quantum limit," Opt. Lett., 35, 3874-3876 (2010)

R.P. Mildren: The Outlook for Diamond in Raman Laser Applications, in Diamond Electronics and Bioelectronics - Fundamentals to Applications III, edited by P. Bergonzo, J.E. Butler, R.B. Jackman, K.P. Loh, M. Nesladek (Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. Volume 1203, Warrendale, PA, 2010), J13-01. * Invited *

D. J. Spence, E. Granados, and R. P. Mildren, "Mode locked picosecond diamond Raman laser", Opt. Lett. vol. 35, p556 (2010).

2009

R.P. Mildren and A. Sabella, "Highly efficient diamond Raman Laser," Opt. Lett. , vol. 34, pp2811-3, (2009)

2008

R.P. Mildren, J.E. Butler and J.R. Rabeau, "External cavity diamond Raman laser at 573 nm," Opt. Express vol. 16, p18950-18955, (2008)