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Diamond as a magnetic field calibration probe

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  • J Maes
  • K Iakoubovskii
  • M Hayne
  • A Stesmans
  • V V Moshchalkov
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>7/04/2004
<mark>Journal</mark>Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics
Number of pages5
Early online date17/03/04
<mark>Original language</mark>English


An optical method is proposed for the calibration of pulsed magnetic fields using photoluminescence from synthetic diamond. Generally, the pulsed magnetic field profile is reconstructed by measuring the pick-up voltage in a small coil with an effective area that needs to be known accurately. A useful method to calibrate this area is presented using the 1.4040 eV optical transition at the 1.4 eV Ni-related centre in diamond. The field value is calculated from the Zeeman splitting of the optical lines using the g-factor previously characterized by electron spin resonance. Numerous advantages of the method presented are discussed.