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Photo-ionization of the nitrogen-vacancy center in diamond

Manson, Neil; Harrison, Joanne


In this paper it is shown that the [N-V]- center in diamond is not photochemically stable. With intense excitation a proportion of the [N-V]- centers in a crystal are converted to [N-V]0 centers. Two ionization processes are identified. One occurs when the center is directly excited to the first excited state. The other process is indirect and occurs when there is photo-ionization of the accompanying substitutional nitrogen centers in the crystal. The dynamics and the wavelength dependence of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Diamond and Related Materials
DOI: 10.1016/j.diamond.2005.06.027


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