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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
Journal publication date7/04/2004
JournalJournal of Physics D: Applied Physics
Number of pages5
Early online date17/03/04
Original languageEnglish


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.