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Enhanced Optical Properties of Chemical Vapor Deposited Single Crystal Diamond by Low-Pressure/High-Temperature Annealing

United States Patent Application

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The method of improving the optical properties of single crystal CVD diamond which comprises annealing the crystals at a temperature of up to C. and a pressure below 300 torr.
MENG, Yu-fei (Washington, DC), YAN, Chih-Shiue (Washington, DC), MAO, Ho-kwang (Washington, DC), HEMLEY, Russell J. (Washington, DC)
12/ 605,422
October 26, 2009
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST [0002] This invention was made with support from the National Science Foundation--EAR and--DMR, the U.S. Department of Energy--NNSA (CDAC) and the Balzan Foundation. The U.S. has certain rights to the invention.