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Continuous Wave Solid State Diamond Maser - Optics and Photonics

  • 2018-11-16
  • Makarand Diwe

The maser, older sibling of the laser, has been relatively obscure due to its demanding operating condition of the high-vacuum system and cryogenic refrigeration. Despite this, it has found application in ultrasensitive magnetic resonance spectroscopy, astronomy observation, space communication, radar, and high-precision clocks. Room-temperature solid-state masers are highly desirable. Recently a research group was successful in developing a continuous wave solid-state diamond maser. This demonstration unlocks the potential of room-temperature solid-state masers for use in a new generation of microwave devices. This seminar is a brief account of the current developments in the solid-state masers.