Department of Physics

Indian Institute Of Technology Madras , Chennai

Continuous Wave Solid State Diamond Maser - Optics and Photonics

Speaker : Makarand Diwe


Abstract :

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.

[1] Breeze, J. D., Salvadori, E., Sathian, J., Alford, N. M., & Kay, C. W. (2018). Continuous-wave room-temperature diamond maser. Nature, 555(7697), 493.
[2] Jin, Liang, Matthias Pfender, Nabeel Aslam, Philipp Neumann, Sen Yang, Jörg Wrachtrup, and Ren-Bao Liu. "Proposal for a room-temperature diamond maser." Nature communications 6 (2015): 8251.

Key Speaker Makarand Diwe
Guests None
Place Seminar Room
Start Time 11:00 AM
Finish Time 12:00 PM
External Link None