Diamond nanophotonics for solid state quantum optics

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Large-scale quantum networks will require efficient interfaces between photons and stationary quantum bits. Nitrogen vacancy (NV) centers in diamond are a promising candidate for quantum information processing because they are optically addressable, have spin degrees of freedom with long coherence times, and as solid-state entities, can be integrated into nanophotonic devices. An enabling feature of the NV center is its zero-phonon line (ZPL), which acts as an atom-like cycling transition that can be used for coherent optical manipulation and read-out of the spin. However, the ZPL only accounts for 3-5% of the total emission, and previously demonstrated methods of producing high densities of NV centers yield unstable ZPLs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 IEEE Photonics Conference, IPC 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages1
ISBN (Electronic)9781479974658
StatePublished - Nov 9 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Photonics Conference, IPC 2015 - Reston, United States
Duration: Aug 30 2015Aug 31 2015

Publication series

Name2015 IEEE Photonics Conference, IPC 2015


OtherIEEE Photonics Conference, IPC 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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