SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Element Six, the world leader in synthetic diamond supermaterials and member of the De Beers Group of Companies, today announced that Principal Research Scientist Dr. Andrew Bennett will present a paper on the topic of single-crystal diamond for optical components at the 2014 SPIE Photonics West conference and exhibition. Held at The Moscone Center in San Francisco, February 1-6, the event is the largest and most influential of its kind in North American, and will bring together laser and photonics industry leaders to discuss research, development and industry trends in biomedical optics, biophotonics, industrial lasers, optoelectronics, microfabrication, optical MEMS and more.
Session Title/Code: Disk Lasers--Session 7
Date and Time: Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, from 10:30am-12:30pm
Paper Title: Development of high-purity single-crystal diamond for optical components in thin-disk
Location: Room 132 (exhibit level)
As principal research scientist at Element Six, Bennett will lend nearly a decade of expertise in the synthesis of diamond products across a range of applications, including both polycrystalline and single crystal products to his paper presentation. With responsibility for managing Element Six's optical research programme, working closely with customers and academic institutes to ensure continued innovation in optical material design, Bennett will also share his insight on research and innovation in synthesis and processing of diamond that enables its properties to be fully exploited for new applications to continue to meet demand for increasing power densities.
If you're interested in learning more about synthetic diamond's diverse properties and optical applications, please visit Element Six's booth #4208 at Photonics West. Or, learn more at www.e6.com/photonicswest2013.
About Andrew Bennett
Andrew Bennett serves as a Principle Research Scientist at Element Six and manages the company's Optical Research Programme, working closely with customers and academic institutes to ensure Element Six is at the forefront of optical material design. Andrew has more than seven years of experience in the synthesis of diamond products across a range of applications, including both polycrystalline and single crystal products. Bennett has a master's degree in chemistry and holds a doctorate in surface chemistry of diamond from the University of Oxford.
About Element Six
Element Six is a synthetic diamond supermaterials company. Element Six is a member of the De Beers Group of Companies, its majority shareholder. Element Six designs, develops and produces synthetic diamond supermaterials, and operates worldwide with its head office registered in Luxembourg, and primary manufacturing facilities in China, Germany, Ireland, Sweden, South Africa, U.S. and the U.K.
Element Six supermaterial solutions are used in applications such as cutting, grinding, drilling, shearing and polishing, while the extreme properties of synthetic diamond beyond hardness are already opening up new applications in a wide array of industries such as optics, power transmission, water treatment, semi-conductors and sensors.
SOURCE Element Six