Photonic crystal defect cavities coupled to N-V centres in diamond

Luca Marseglia, J. P. Harrison, J. P. Hadden, A. Young, F. Jelezko, B. Naydenov, J. Meijer, Antony C Stanley-Clarke, Y. -L. D. Ho, J. L. O'Brien, J. G. Rarity

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Abstract

We use focused ion beam (FIB) etching to create suspended photonic crystal cavities in diamond. Our goal is to enhance and control the spontaneous emission of single N-V colour centres, which act like single 'two-level atoms' emitting single photons. The single nitrogen-vacancy (N-V) colour centre in diamond has attracted a lot of interest because it can be optically addressed, is photostable at room temperature and has a paramagnetic ground state whose spin can be initialized and read-out optically. By enclosing the (N-V) colour centre in a resonant cavity we aim to develop rapid readout of this optically addressable single spin. We show a technique using FIB and confocal microscopy to locate single N-V centres and discuss progress towards etching cavities around single centres.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 36TH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION ON OPTICAL COMMUNICATION (ECOC), VOLS 1 AND 2
Place of PublicationNEW YORK
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages-
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-8534-5
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event36th European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication (ECOC) - Torino, Italy
Duration: 19 Sep 201023 Sep 2010

Conference

Conference36th European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication (ECOC)
CountryItaly
CityTorino
Period19/09/1023/09/10

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