Diamond waveguides: toward an all-diamond platform
Mark P Hiscocks, Christopher J Kaalund, Francois Ladouceur, Shane T Huntington, Brant C Gibson, Steven Trpkovski, David Simpson, Eric Ampem-Lassen, Steven Prawer, WZ Krolikowski (ed.), CM Soukoulis (ed.), PK Lam (ed.), TJ Davis (ed.), S Fan (ed.), YS Kivshar (ed.)
PHOTONICS: DESIGN, TECHNOLOGY, AND PACKAGING III | SPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING | Published : 2008
Diamond has a range of extraordinary properties and the recent ability to produce high quality synthetic diamond has paved the way for the fabrication of practical diamond devices. This paper details the recent progress in the fabrication of waveguide structures in diamond which are desirable as the basis for quantum key distribution (QKD), quantum computing and high-power, high speed microwave chips. The diamond ridge waveguide structures are produced by photolithography and reactive ion etching (RIE) with some additional processing with a focused ion beam (FIB). The processes currently used are discussed along with experimental results. Future fabrication goals and potential methods for ac..View full abstract
This project is proudly supported by the International Science Linkages programme established under the Australian Governments innovation statement Backing Australias Ability. The authors wish to also acknowledge the Victorian Governments Science, Technology & Innovation Infrastructure Grants Program for the funding of this project.