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Spin-flip and spin-conserving optical transitions of the nitrogen-vacancy centre in diamond

Tamarat, Ph; Manson, Neil; Harrison, Joanne; McMurtrie, Roger; Nizovtsev, A; Santori, C; Beausoleil, R; Neumann, P; Gaebel, T; Jelezko, F; Hemmer, P; Wrachtrup, J

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We map out the first excited state sublevel structure of single nitrogen-vacancy (NV) colour centres in diamond. The excited state is an orbital doublet where one branch supports an efficient cycling transition, while the other can simultaneously support fully allowed optical Raman spin-flip transitions. This is crucial for the success of many recently proposed quantum information applications of the NV defects. We further find that an external electric field can be used to completely control...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorTamarat, Ph
dc.contributor.authorManson, Neil
dc.contributor.authorHarrison, Joanne
dc.contributor.authorMcMurtrie, Roger
dc.contributor.authorNizovtsev, A
dc.contributor.authorSantori, C
dc.contributor.authorBeausoleil, R
dc.contributor.authorNeumann, P
dc.contributor.authorGaebel, T
dc.contributor.authorJelezko, F
dc.contributor.authorHemmer, P
dc.contributor.authorWrachtrup, J
dc.date.accessioned2009-05-06T04:18:00Z
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-20T06:03:16Z
dc.date.available2009-05-06T04:18:00Z
dc.date.available2010-12-20T06:03:16Z
dc.identifier.citationNew Journal of Physics 10 (2008): 045004 (1-9)
dc.identifier.issn1367-2630
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10440/224
dc.identifier.urihttp://digitalcollections.anu.edu.au/handle/10440/224
dc.description.abstractWe map out the first excited state sublevel structure of single nitrogen-vacancy (NV) colour centres in diamond. The excited state is an orbital doublet where one branch supports an efficient cycling transition, while the other can simultaneously support fully allowed optical Raman spin-flip transitions. This is crucial for the success of many recently proposed quantum information applications of the NV defects. We further find that an external electric field can be used to completely control the optical properties of a single centre. Finally, a group theoretical model is developed that explains the observations and provides good physical understanding of the excited state structure.
dc.format9 pages
dc.publisherInstitute of Physics Publishing
dc.sourceNew Journal of Physics
dc.source.urihttp://www.iop.org/EJ/article/1367-2630/10/4/045004/njp8_4_045004.pdf?request-id=d0d93704-1957-414e-b2d1-c1be20e38eef
dc.source.urihttp://www.iop.org/EJ/article/1367-2630/10/4/045004/njp8_4_045004.html
dc.subjectKeywords: Color centers; Diamonds; Electric fields; Electromagnetic field theory; Electromagnetic fields; Electromagnetism; Excited states; Magnetism; Nitrogen; Optical properties; Point defects; Quantum optics; Semiconducting cadmium telluride; Semiconductor quant
dc.titleSpin-flip and spin-conserving optical transitions of the nitrogen-vacancy centre in diamond
dc.typeJournal article
local.identifier.citationvolume10
dc.date.issued2008-04-30
local.identifier.absfor020404
local.identifier.ariespublicationu9912193xPUB196
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationTamarat, Ph, Universitat Stuttgart
local.contributor.affiliationManson, Neil, Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Laser Physics Centre
local.contributor.affiliationHarrison, Joanne, Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Laser Physics Centre
local.contributor.affiliationMcMurtrie, Roger, Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Laser Physics Centre
local.contributor.affiliationNizovtsev, A, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus
local.contributor.affiliationSantori, C, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories
local.contributor.affiliationBeausoleil, R, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories
local.contributor.affiliationNeumann, P, Universitat Stuttgart
local.contributor.affiliationGaebel, T, Universitat Stuttgart
local.contributor.affiliationJelezko, F, Universitat Stuttgart
local.contributor.affiliationHemmer, P, Texas A & M University
local.contributor.affiliationWrachtrup, J, Universitat Stuttgart
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage045004
local.identifier.doi10.1088/1367-2630/10/4/045004
dc.date.updated2015-12-09T08:02:47Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-46449100719
local.identifier.thomsonID000255793600003
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