Optical quenching and recovery of photoconductivity in single-crystal diamond Academic Article uri icon


  • © 2017 Author(s). We study the photocurrent induced by pulsed-light illumination (pulse duration is several nanoseconds) of single-crystal diamond containing nitrogen impurities. Application of additional continuous-wave light of the same wavelength quenches pulsed photocurrent. Characterization of the optically quenched photocurrent and its recovery is important for the development of diamond based electronics and sensing.

author list (cited authors)

  • Chen, J., Lourette, S., Rezai, K., Hoelzer, T., Lake, M., Nesladek, M., ... Budker, D.

citation count

  • 10

publication date

  • January 2017